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How major US stock market indexes fared on Wednesday

U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday as the market bounced back from losses a day earlier and notched its best day in two months. Banks and other financial companies led the gainers as investors bet that global interest rates will rise further. Technology stocks also were among the big gainers. Utilities and real estate companies lagged...

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