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Nov. 15, 2019, 4:03 p.m. EST

Major stock indexes close at new highs on fresh trade optimism and retail sales beat

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By Andrea Riquier

U.S. stocks swept to fresh records as investors turned more bullish on a trade deal with China and focused on rosy consumer data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.51% closed about 222 points, 0.8%, higher, just above 28,000. The S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.08% jumped 24 points, 0.8%, to close at about 3,120. The Nasdaq was about 62 points, 0.7%, higher at the close, at 8,541. Shares of J.C. Penney Co. Inc. jumped after beating earnings expectations for the recent quarter.

/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
25,890.18
-396.85 -1.51%
Volume: 349.00M
July 7, 2020 5:18p
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/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
3,145.32
-34.40 -1.08%
Volume: 2.29B
July 7, 2020 5:18p
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