How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday
Stocks closed at their latest all-time highs Wednesday following news that business hiring surged in June, adding to evidence that the U.S. economy is picking up momentum.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 20.17 points, or 0.1 percent, to close at 16,976.24.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 1.30 points, or 0.07 percent, to 1,974.62.
The Nasdaq composite index fell 0.92 points, or 0.02 percent, to 4,457.73.
For the week:
The Dow rose 124.40 points, or 0.7 percent.
The S&P 500 rose 13.66 points, or 0.7 percent.
The Nasdaq rose 59.80 points, or 1.4 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 399.58 points, or 2.4 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 126.26 points, or 6.8 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 218.14 points, or 6.7 percent