How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Stocks finished higher on Wall Street, enabling the market to recoup some of the ground it lost a day earlier.Technology and small-company stocks were the standouts Wednesday. Traders bid up shares in companies that reported solid quarterly results as the first-quarter corporate earnings season got underway.On Wednesday:The S&P 500 index rose 10.01 points, or 0.3%, to 2,888.21.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 6.58 points, or 0.03%, to 26,157.16.The Nasdaq composite added 54.97 points, or 0.7%, to 7,964.24.The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks picked up 21.87 points, or 1.4%, to 1,581.55.For the week:The S&P 500 is down 4.53 points, or 0.2%.The Dow is down 267.83 points, or 1%.The Nasdaq is up 25.55 points, or 0.3%.The Russell 2000 is down 1.01 points, or 0.1%.For the year:The S&P 500 is up 381.36 points, or 15.2%.The Dow is up 2,829.70 points, or 12.1%.The Nasdaq is up 1,328.97 points, or 20%.The Russell 2000 is up 232.99 points, or 17.3%.The Associated Press

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