● Standard & Poor’s 500: +0.60percent to 1,872.01
● Dow Jones Industrial Average: +0.67 percent to 16,331.05
● NASDAQ: +0.27 percent to 4,319.29
Wall Street investors sent stocks mostly higher by the end of Thursday’s trading session a day after a heavy sell-off was prompted by hawkish comments on Treasury Spending were emphasized by incoming Central Bank chief Janet Yellen held during her first official post-committee press conference. Economic data played a role in the day’s gains, as initial jobless claims from the prior week were not as numerous as economists had been anticipating, and major financial institutions hurdled the latest Fed stress-testing.
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