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Sept. 15, 2021, 4:06 p.m. EDT

S&P 500 posts best daily gain in nearly 3 weeks as energy stocks surge 3.8%, financials and tech stocks also rise

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By Mark Decambre

U.S. stocks benchmarks closed solidly higher Wednesday, with the S&P 500 putting in the best daily gain since late August, as shares of energy compaies, information technology and financial climbed. The S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.14% closed up 0.9% at around 4,480, marking its best point and percentage advance since Aug. 27. The Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.11% closed up 0.7% at 34,814, while the Nasdaq Composite Index /zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime COMP +0.29% advanced 0.8% at 15,161, marking its best day since Aug. 30. In economic data, the New York Fed's Empire State business conditions index surged 16 points to 34.3 in September, the regional Fed bank said Wednesday.Separately, the import price index dropped 0.3% last month, the government said Wednesday, marking the first decline in 10 months. And data on U.S. industrial production showed a 0.4% rise in August after a 0.8% gain in the prior month, the Federal Reserve reported Wednesday.

/zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime
US : S&P US
4,551.22
+6.32 +0.14%
Volume: 283.74M
Oct. 25, 2021 10:04a
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/zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime
US : Dow Jones Global
35,717.20
+40.18 +0.11%
Volume: 45.20M
Oct. 25, 2021 10:04a
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/zigman2/quotes/210598365/realtime
US : Nasdaq
15,134.61
+44.41 +0.29%
Volume: 1.28M
Oct. 25, 2021 10:04a
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