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Dec. 8, 2021, 4:10 p.m. EST

S&P 500 ends within stone's throw of record high as stocks clinch 3rd straight gain on Wednesday

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By Mark Decambre

U.S. stocks on Wednesday notched a third day of gains as investors weighed the effects of the omicron variant of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 on the economy. The S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.28% closed up 0.3% to reach 4,701, putting the broad-market benchmark within shouting distance from its Nov. 18 closing high at 4,704.54, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.29% eked out a 0.1% gain at 35,754.75, not from its Nov. 8 closing high at 36,432.22, while the Nasdaq Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +0.63% climbed 0.6% to around 15,787, bringing it within 2% of its all-time high.

/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,410.13
+12.19 +0.28%
Volume: 3.89B
Jan. 24, 2022 5:04p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
34,364.50
+99.13 +0.29%
Volume: 678.12M
Jan. 24, 2022 5:04p
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : Nasdaq
13,855.13
+86.21 +0.63%
Volume: 5.82M
Jan. 24, 2022 5:16p
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