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How the major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

Source : AP
Last Updated: Tue, Feb 11, 2014 23:00 hrs

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Fed Chair Janet Yellen said she would continue the central bank's market-friendly, low-interest rate policies. Investors also welcomed news that Congress appeared poised to raise the U.S. borrowing limit without the political drama that happened late last year.

On Monday:

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 192.98 points, 1.2 percent, to 15,994.77.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 19.91 points, or 1.1 percent, to close at 1,819.75.

The Nasdaq composite was up 42.87 points, or 1 percent, to 4,191.04.

For the week so far:

The Dow is up 200.69 points, or 1.3 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 22.73 points, or 1.3 percent.

The Nasdaq has risen 65.19 points, or 1.6 percent.

For the year so far:

The Dow is down 581.89 points, or 3.5 percent.

The S&P 500 is down 28.61 points, or 1.5 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 14.46 points, or 0.4 percent.



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