Stocks rose in a holiday-shortened trading day Tuesday, helped by a report that showed American companies were investing in their businesses at the fastest pace since January.
Both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market will be closed Wednesday for Christmas. U.S. markets will reopen Thursday.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 62.94 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,357.55.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 5.33 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,833.32.
The Nasdaq composite added 6.51 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,155.42.
For the week so far:
The Dow is up 136.41 points, or 0.8 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 15 points, or 0.8 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 50.67 points, or 1.2 percent.
For the year so far:
The Dow is up 3,253.41 points, or 24.8 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 407.13 points, or 28.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 1,135.91 points, or 37.6 percent.
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