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July 8, 2020, 4:07 p.m. EDT

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Stocks ended on a strong note Wednesday after spending much of the session hovering near unchanged, with tech shares leading the way higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.17% rose around 178 points, or 0.7%, to finish near 26,068, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.06% advanced around 25 points, or 0.8%, to end near 3,170. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP -0.87% rose nearly 149 points, or 1.4%, finishing near 10,493.

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Dow closes up 177 points, Nasdaq at fresh high as investors focus on economic recovery prospects

/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
27,433.48
+46.50 +0.17%
Volume: 324.93M
Aug. 7, 2020 5:10p
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US : S&P US
3,351.28
+2.12 +0.06%
Volume: 2.28B
Aug. 7, 2020 5:10p
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US : U.S.: Nasdaq
11,010.98
-97.09 -0.87%
Volume: 3.85M
Aug. 7, 2020 5:16p
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