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How the major U.S. stock indexes performed on Wednesday


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Stocks closed slightly higher on Wall Street on Wednesday as investors recover from a first fall. The market has turned …

Stocks closed slightly higher on Wall Street on Wednesday as investors recover from a first fall.

The market turned after Sen. Mitch McConnell offered Democrats a short-term debt ceiling extension, easing some of the uncertainty over a possible government default.

The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq closed higher. Energy prices fell and bond yields declined slightly.

Wednesday:

The S&P 500 gained 17.83 points, or 0.4%, to 4,363.55.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 102.32 points, or 0.3%, to 34,416.99.

The Nasdaq rose 68.08 points, or 0.5%, to 14,501.91.

The Russell 2000 Small Business Index lost 13.36 points, or 0.6%, to 2,215.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 6.51 points, or 0.1%.

The Dow Jones is up 90.53 points, or less than 0.3%.

The Nasdaq is down 64.79 points, or 0.4%.

The Russell 2000 is down 26.63 points, or 1.2%.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 607.48 points, or 16.2%.

The Dow Jones is up 3,810.51 points, or 12.4%.

The Nasdaq is up 1613.63 points, or 12.5%.

The Russell 2000 is up 240.14 points, or 12.2%.

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