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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday

U.S. stocks rose Wednesday as technology stocks traded higher for the second day in a row. Consumer companies gained steam as cruise lines rose. The beleaguered financial industry recovered some of its losses from earlier this year.

On Wednesday:

The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 83.55 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 17,716.66.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 8.94 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 2,063.95.

The Nasdaq composite index rose 22.67 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 4,869.29.

For the week:

The Dow is up 200.93 points, or 1.2 per cent.

The S&P 500 is up 28.01 points, or 1.4 per cent.

The Nasdaq is up 95.79 points, or 2 per cent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 291.63 points, or 1.7 per cent.

The S&P 500 is up 20.01 points, or 1 per cent.

The Nasdaq is down 138.12 points, or 2.8 per cent.