U.S. stock-market benchmarks booked gains on Thursday and the Nasdaq closed at a record high, as investors rushed to large-capitalization technology and e-commerce shares for safety, after a pair of economic reports set off concerns about the broader U.S. economy’s tenuous recovery from the coronavirus epidemic.

How are stock benchmarks performing?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA,
+0.16%

gained 46.85 points, or 0.2%, to end at 27,739.73, fending of a four-session losing streak. The S&P 500
SPX,
+0.31%

rose by 10.66 points, or 0.3%, to close at 3,385.51. The Nasdaq Composite
COMP,
+1.06%

climbed 118.49 points, or 1.1%, to wrap up at 11,264.95, marking its 35th record of 2020.

The Nasdaq-100 index
NDX,
+1.40%
,
populated by the biggest companies in the Nasdaq Composite, also closed at a record, up 158.40 points, or 1.4%, at 11,477.05, while the small-capitalization stocks Russell 2000 index
RUT,
-0.49%

finished around 0.5% lower.

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