Wall Street keeps rallying; S&P 500 back within 2% of record

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NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street’s big rally keeps rolling, and the S&P 500 rose for a fourth straight day Wednesday to sit just 1.7% below its record. The S&P 500 climbed 21.26 points, or 0.6%, to 3,327.77, echoing gains for stocks across Europe and Asia. If the U.S. market has just a few more days like that, it will erase the last of the historic losses it's taken since February because of the coronavirus pandemic and the recession it caused. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 373.05, or 1.4%, to 27,201.52, and the Nasdaq composite added 57.23, or 0.5%, to set another record at 10,998.40. Much of Wall Street’s focus this week has been on Washington, where Congress and White House officials are negotiating on more aid for an economy that's shown some improvement but
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