How the major stock indexes fared on Wednesday

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 18, 2013 at 5:29 pm •  Published: December 18, 2013
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Stocks surged Wednesday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average up nearly 300 points, after the Federal Reserve decided the U.S. economy was strong enough to withstand a slight reduction in the central bank's extraordinary stimulus program. The Dow and Standard & Poor's 500 index were back at record highs.

The Dow Jones industrial average soared 292.71 points, or 1.8 percent, to 16,167.97.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 29.65 points, or 1.7 percent, to 1,810.65.

The Nasdaq composite rose 46.38, or 1.2 percent, to 4,070.06.

For the week so far:

The Dow is up 412.61 points, or 2.6 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 35.33 points, or 2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 69.09 points, or 1.7 percent.

For the year so far:

The Dow is up 3,063.83 points, or 23.4 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 384.46 points, or 27 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 1,050.55 points, or 34.8 percent.



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