Major benchmarks end at records as investors look past weak jobs report
Major stock benchmarks scored a round of records Friday to cap another week of gains for equities as investors looked past a weaker-than-expected jobs report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, Nasdaq Composite and Russell 2000 each ended at an all-time high, the first simultaneous record finish for the quartet since Jan. 22, 2018 (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-quartet-of-stock-market-record-closing-highs-that-hasnt-happened-in-nearly-3-years-2020-12-04). The Dow rose around 249 points or 0.8%, to close near 30,218, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 advanced around 32 points, or 0.9%, to finish near 3,699 and the Nasdaq Composite gained around 87 points, or 0.7%, to 12,464.
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December 04, 2020 16:11 ET (21:11 GMT)
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