^GSPC) rose 4.96%, or 116.6 points, as of market close. The Dow (^DJI) surged 4.98%, or 1,086.25 points. The Nasdaq (^IXIC) rose 5.84%, or 361.44 points.” data-reactid=”16″ type=”text”>The S&P 500 rose 4.96%, or 116.6 points, as of market close. The Dow surged 4.98%, or 1,086.25 points. The Nasdaq rose 5.84%, or 361.44 points.
The combined gains of tech giants Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook and Netflix during Wednesday’s session alone totaled $242.7 billion in market capitalization. Retail stocks also got a boost following reports that holiday spending increased the most in six years this season.
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