How major US stock market indexes fared Wednesday

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U.S. stock indexes finished with tiny gains Wednesday as retailers jumped after a strong hiring forecast from Target and energy companies rose along with oil prices.

On Wednesday:

The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up 1.89 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,498.37.

The Dow Jones industrial average advanced 39.32 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 22,158.18.

The Nasdaq composite finished up 5.91 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 6,460.19.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks added 3.43 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 1,426.89.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 36.94 points, or 1.5 per cent.

The Dow is up 360.39 points, or 1.7 per cent.

The Nasdaq is up 100 points, or 1.6 per cent.

The Russell 2000 is up 27.47 points, or 2 per cent.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 259.54 points, or 11.6 per cent.

The Dow is up 2,395.58 points, or 12.1 per cent.

The Nasdaq is up 1,077.07 points, or 20 per cent.

The Russell 2000 is up 69.76 points, or 5.1 per cent.

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