Dow Ends Day Up 83

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 30, 2016 3:17 PM CDT
Dow Ends Day Up 83
Trader William McInerney, left, and specialist Jay Woods work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Stocks are opening slightly higher on Wall Street, building on gains from the day before.    (Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street again, led by banks and technology stocks. Several companies gained ground Wednesday after reporting encouraging financial results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 83 points, or 0.5%, to 17,716. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained nine points, or 0.4%, to 2,063. The Nasdaq composite increased 22 points, or 0.5%, to 4,869. (Read more Dow Jones stories.)

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