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Major Stock Indexes Close at Record Highs

Dow ends day up 160
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 21, 2017 3:13 PM CST
Major Stock Indexes Close at Record Highs
Trader Robert Charmak, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Major US stock indexes are closing at more record highs on Wall Street, the AP reports. The gains Tuesday were broad. Technology and health care companies rose more than the rest of the market, and several stocks were moving on earnings news. Apple rose 1.9% and Facebook rose 1.8%. Medical device maker Medtronic climbed 4.8% after reporting a strong quarter, and food maker Hormel rose 3.4%. Signet Jewelers plunged 30% after issuing a weak forecast. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 16 points, or 0.7%, to 2,599. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 160 points, or 0.7%, to 23,590. The Nasdaq composite gained added 71 points, or 1.1%, to 6,862. (Read more stock market stories.)

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