NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made their biggest gain since March on Tuesday as technology companies like Apple and Microsoft soared. Homebuilders also climbed after the government said sales of new homes reached an eight-year high last month. That was a sign the housing market and the broader economy are still in pretty good shape.
The Dow Jones industrial average added 213.12 points, or 1.2 percent, to 17,706.05.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 28.02 points, or 1.4 percent, to 2,076.06.
The Nasdaq composite index jumped 95.27 points, or 2 percent, to 4,861.06.
For the week:
The Dow is up 205.11 points, or 1.2 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 23.74 points, or 1.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 91.50 points, or 1.9 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 281.02 points, or 1.6 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 32.12 points, or 1.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 146.35 points, or 2.9 percent.