Stock Market Today: Apple Earnings, Bank Stocks Spark Relief Rally

The April jobs report creates uncertainty around the Fed's future policy plans, but it didn't stop the major indexes from soaring Friday.

Apple corporate logo in front of Los Angeles Apple store
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Stocks rallied hard Friday despite a stronger-than-expected jobs report. 

A significant driver behind today's broad market gains was an impressive earnings report from mega-cap tech giant Apple (AAPL), while a rebound in regional bank stocks also lifted sentiment. 

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.