Tech, Banks Push Dow Up 46
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2009 3:16 PM CDT
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Markets climbed today on good performance by technology stocks and a rebound in the financial sector, the Wall Street Journal reports. A key bank index, which dipped earlier as financials sold stock to raise capital, was up almost 4%. The retail sector continued to struggle, with Wal-Mart off 1.9%. The Dow was up 46.43 to 8,331.32. The S&P rose 9.15, to 893.07. And the Nasdaq ended up 25.02, at 1,689.21.