In this Thursday, May 23, 2013, photo, Trader VIncent Quinones, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is rising in early trading after the government reported a pickup in hiring last month, a positive sign for the U.S. economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 68 points to 15,106 shortly after the market opened Friday, an increase of 0.4 percent.

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