Dow Ends Day Up 97

S&P 500, Nasdaq also close higher
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 10, 2017 3:11 PM CST
Anthony Rinaldi, left, and Fred DeMarco follow stock prices, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – Stock indexes closed at record highs for a second day running, in a broad-based rally led by miners and other raw materials companies, the AP reports. Gold and copper miner Freeport McMoRan rose 2.7%, lifted by soaring copper prices. Oil companies also rose with crude prices. Newfield Exploration rose 2.1% and Exxon Mobil gained nearly 1%. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.4%, to 2,316. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 97 points, or 0.5%, to 20,269. The Nasdaq composite rose 19 points, or 0.3%, to 5,734. Small-company stocks did better than larger ones. The Russell 200 index jumped 10 points, or 0.8%, to 1,388, also a record high. (Read more Dow Jones stories.)

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