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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday

March 16, 2015

U.S. stocks are closing higher after three straight weeks of losses. Health care and utilities stocks had the biggest gains on Monday.

On Monday:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 228.11 points, or 1.3 percent, to 17,977.42.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 27.79 points, or 1.4 percent, to 2,081.19.

The Nasdaq composite climbed 57.75 points, or 1.2 percent, to 4,929.51

For the year:

The Dow is up 154.35 points, or 0.9 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 22.29 points, or 1.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 193.45 points, or 4.1 percent.

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