Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Thursday as traders were encouraged to see a bipartisan deal on infrastructure spending as well as some positive reports on the economy.
The S&P 500 marked another record high, beating the peak it set early last week.
The S&P 500 rose 24.65 points, or 0.6%, to 4,266.49.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 322.58 points, or 1%, to 34,196.82.
The Nasdaq added 97.98, or 0.7%, to 14,369.71.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies rose 30.15 points, or 1.3%, to 2,333.62.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 100.04 points, or 2.4%.
The Dow is up 906.74 points, or 2.7%.
The Nasdaq is up 339.33 points, or 2.4%.
The Russell 2000 is up 95.88 points, or 4.3%.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 510.42 points, or 13.6%.
The Dow is up 3,590.34 points, or 11.7%.
The Nasdaq is up 1,481.43 points, or 11.5%.
The Russell 2000 is up 358.77 points, or 18.2%.
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