All 3 Major Indexes Close at Record Highs

Dow ends day up 84
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 3, 2017 3:16 PM CDT
All 3 Major Indexes Close at Record Highs
Trader Michael Milano, left, and specialist Ronnie Howard work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street after another mostly quiet day of trading, the AP reports. General Motors jumped 3.1%, and Ford gained 2.1% after the automakers both reported solid sales growth for September. Paychex, a payroll and human-resources provider, rose 3.6% after reporting stronger earnings than analysts expected. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 5 points, or 0.2%, to 2,535. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 84 points, or 0.4%, to 22,642, and the Nasdaq composite rose 15 points, or 0.2%, to 6,532. All three indexes closed at record highs. (Read more stock market stories.)

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