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U.S. Stock Indexes Close at New Record Highs on Signs the Economic Rebound is Accelerating


The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Thursday closed up +1.11%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed up +0.90%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +1.61%.

U.S. stock indexes on Thursday settled moderately higher as the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrials, and the Nasdaq 100 all posted new all-time highs. Strength in technology stocks on Thursday led the overall market higher. Stock indexes extended their gains after Thursday’s stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data signaled the economic rebound is accelerating.

A rally in technology stocks on Thursday was a bullish factor for the overall market.  Notable gainers included a +5% gain in Nvidia (NVDA) after the stock was raised to a strong buy from outperform at Raymond James. Also, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) closed up more than +5% on Thursday after Raymond James initiated coverage of the stock with a recommendation of outperform with a price target of $100. In addition, Thermo Fisher Scientific (TM... Read more

Weather delays divers from searching for shipwreck survivors

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Families anxiously awaited news of the 12 people missing from a capsized oil industry vessel Thursday while stormy weather delayed divers from searching for survivors.

California Legislature OKs bill to help displaced workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Now that Gov. Gavin Newsom is letting more businesses reopen as coronavirus cases decline, the California Legislature on Thursday passed a bill requiring some hotels, stadiums other hospitality companies to offer laid-off workers their jobs back.

US expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of companies and other people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the hacking of federal agencies.

US water managers warn of dismal year along the Rio Grande

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It has been 30 years or so since residents in New Mexico's largest city last saw their stretch of the Rio Grande go dry.

Regulators rebuke PG&E for neglect in reducing wildfire risk

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are stepping up their oversight of Pacific Gas & Electric after finding that the nation's largest utility has neglected the maintenance of an electrical grid that has ignited a series of deadly wildfires in Northern California and forced periodic blackouts affecting millions of people.

A $1.2 billion loss for Delta, but recovery is on the radar

Delta Air Lines lost $1.2 billion in the first quarter, more than expected, but executives said Thursday that the airline could be profitable by late summer if the budding recovery in air travel continues.

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Today's New Highs & Lows

HIGHS LOWS DIFF
5-Day 1,436 1,434 2
1-Month 606 623 -17
3-Month 348 269 79
6-Month 296 80 216
52-Week 273 36 237
YTD 333 202 131

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Market Momentum

NYSE AMEX NASDAQ
Issues Up 1,241 75 1,470
Issues Down 735 121 1,525
Issues Unch 56 9 72

S&P Sectors Market Map

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