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Closing Bell: Twitter Vows to Keep Character Limit; U.S. Stocks Jump

Stocks closed out their fifth straight week of gains, their best winning streak since October 2015.

U.S. stocks closed out their fifth straight week of gains, their best winning streak since October 2015, on Friday. The S&P 500 and Dow are now both positive for 2016 despite suffering their worst start to a year ever. Crude reversed direction in the afternoon session following an increase in the number of active oil rigs in the U.S. The weekly read increased for the first time this year. Crude closed below $40, though was up nearly seven percent for the week. Casino stocks jumped after Macquarie Research upgraded the sector to NEUTRAL on the calculation revenue declines in key gambling destination Macau are beginning to taper. Melco Crown undefined , Wynn Resorts (WYNN) , and MGM (MGM) closed higher.