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

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

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

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

The Nasdaq-100 index
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

finished around 0.5% lower.


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