Written by Associated Press
(AP) — Hefty gains for energy and technology companies helped U.S. stocks set more records Monday. Drugmakers announced two major deals worth about $20 billion and smaller-company stocks climbed after the Senate reached a short-term deal to end the government shutdown.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 22.67 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,832.97.
The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 142.88 points, or 0.5 percent, to 26,214.60.
The Nasdaq composite soared 71.65 points, or 1 percent, to 7,408.03.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks jumped 7.54 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,605.17.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 159.36 points, or 6 percent.
The Dow is up 1,495.38 points, or 6 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 504.75 points, or 7.3 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 69.65 points, or 4.5 percent.