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Dow Jones and S&P 500 set new records after economic report

US stocks Wednesday rose to new records following a stream of mixed economic data on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average tacked on 24.21 (0.15 percent) at 16,097.01. The broad-based S&P 500 rose 4.49 (0.25 percent) to 1,807.24, also reaching a…

U.S. stocks jump on strong economic data

US stocks rallied sharply Thursday on strong economic data from China, Europe and the United States. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up a hefty 125.80 (0.81 percent) at 15,625.34. The broad-based S&P 500 jumped 21.08 (1.25 percent) to 1,706.81, an all-time closing high. And the…

Dow continues upward surge as good economic data rolls in

Growing investor enthusiasm for equities in the wake of this week’s records pushed US markets higher again Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged to an all-time peak for the third day in a row, adding 33.25 points (0.23 percent) at 14,329.49. The broad-based S&P 500 also moved higher, gaining…

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