U.S. stock benchmarks rose Monday, with gains in technology shares helping to establish an intraday record for the S&P 500, which could lead to its 69th record close of 2021. The S&P 500 index was trading 0.5% higher at 4,748, and had hit an intraday day high at 4,750.35, marking the first intraday record for the broad-market index since Nov. 22. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.2% at 36,032, and the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 0.6% to trade around 15,750. Hundreds of flights were canceled across the globe over the weekend as surging COVID-19 infections triggered quarantines for airline staff. Shares of airliners, including American Airlines Group (AAL) and United Airlines Holdings (UAL) were down sharply in early trade.
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December 27, 2021 09:40 ET (14:40 GMT)
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