Stocks and bond yields punched higher Wednesday, and U.S. indexes set records again, following more encouraging news on the U.S. economy.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 107.45 points, or 0.5 percent, to 20,611.86.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index added 11.67 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,349.25.
Most Read Stories
- The results are in: Here's where the new Dick's Drive-In will be
- Prosecutor reviewing sex-abuse allegations against ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Sig Hansen
- Elon Musk’s SpaceX on brink of `Wright Brothers moment’ with reused rocket
- Richard Branson celebrates Virgin Atlantic’s entry to Seattle market, tears into Alaska Air
- Best way to slow aging? Exercise, but not just any kind
The Nasdaq composite gained 36.87 points, or 0.6 percent, to 5,819.44.
The Russell 2000 index picked up 7.56 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,404.21.
For the week:
The Dow is up 342.49 points, or 1.7 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 33.15 points, or 1.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 85.31 points, or 1.5 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 15.36 points, or 1.1 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 849.26 points, or 4.3 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 110.42 points, or 4.9 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 436.32 points, or 8.1 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 47.08 points, or 3.5 percent.