published on September 20, 2018 - 1:12 PM
Written by Associated Press

(AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

4 p.m.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record high, beating the mark it set in January.

The S&P 500, a benchmark for many index funds, also beat the all-time high it set last month.

Big technology companies led the charge on Wall Street Thursday as Facebook and Microsoft posted big gains.

Banks were also higher. Utilities and other safe-play stocks lagged as investors shoveled money into riskier assets.

The Dow climbed 251 points, or 1 percent, to 26,656.

The S&P 500 rose 22 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,930.

The Nasdaq composite climbed 78 points, or 1 percent, to 8,028.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 3.07 percent.

11:45 a.m.
A wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it reached in January.

The S&P 500, the benchmark for many index funds, was also above the peak it reached last month.

A weaker dollar and a mix of mostly encouraging economic data helped put investors in a buying mood Thursday.

Technology stocks, banks and health care companies accounted for much of the rally. Utilities and other safe-play stocks lagged as investors shoveled money into riskier assets.

The Dow climbed 241 points, or 0.9 percent, to 26,648.

The S&P 500 rose 21 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,929.

The Nasdaq climbed 77 points, or 1 percent, to 8,027.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 3.07 percent.

11:45 a.m.
A wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it reached in January.

The S&P 500, the benchmark for many index funds, was also above the peak it reached last month.

A weaker dollar and a mix of mostly encouraging economic data helped put investors in a buying mood Thursday.

Technology stocks, banks and health care companies accounted for much of the rally. Utilities and other safe-play stocks lagged as investors shoveled money into riskier assets.

The Dow climbed 241 points, or 0.9 percent, to 26,648.

The S&P 500 rose 21 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,929.

The Nasdaq climbed 77 points, or 1 percent, to 8,027.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 3.07 percent.

9:35 a.m.
Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street, sending the Dow Jones industrials on track to beat the record high it closed at in January.

Solid gains in Boeing and Caterpillar helped send the Dow up in early trading Thursday.

The S&P 500, the benchmark for many index funds, was also on its way to another record high.

The biggest gains went to technology and health care companies and banks. Facebook added 1.6 percent.

The Dow climbed 225 points, or 0.9 percent, to 26,631.

The S&P 500 rose 14 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,923.

The Nasdaq composite climbed 45 points, or 0.6 percent, to 7,994.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 3.09 percent.


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