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Dow Ends Day Up 213

Stocks close higher on Wall Street
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 17, 2018 3:16 PM CDT
Dow Ends Day Up 213
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)

(Newser) – Stocks are closing broadly higher as the market builds on its gains from a day earlier, the AP reports. Technology and consumer-focused companies posted some of the biggest gains Tuesday. Microsoft rose 2% and Netflix soared 9.2% after reporting huge subscriber gains. Amazon rose 4.3%. Tesla fell 1% following reports that it was shutting down production of its Model 3 car temporarily to resolve some manufacturing problems. The S&P 500 index rose 28 points, or 1.1%, to 2,706. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 213 points, or 0.9%, to 24,786. The Nasdaq composite climbed 124 points, or 1.7%, to 7,281. (Read more stock market stories.)

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