Dow Ends Day Up 293

S&P 500, Nasdaq also end the day higher
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 12, 2018 3:11 PM CDT
Dow Ends Day Up 293
Traders Michael Smyth, left, and Timothy Nick, right, confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, April 10, 2018.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks are closing solidly higher as the market adds to its big gains from earlier in the week, the AP reports. Technology companies and banks contributed the most to the gains Thursday. Microsoft added 1.9% and JPMorgan Chase rose 2.5%. Delta Air Lines jumped 2.9% and BlackRock rose 1.5% after each reported strong results in the latest quarter. Bed, Bath & Beyond plunged 20% after giving a weak forecast for its fiscal year. The S&P 500 rose 21 points, or 0.8%, to 2,663. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 293 points, or 1.2%, to 24,483. The Nasdaq composite climbed 71 points, or 1%, to 7,140. (More stock market stories.)

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