How the Dow fared on Wednesday

How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Wednesday

Associated Press

The Dow Jones industrial average rose to another record high on Tuesday.

There wasn't any major economic news or blockbuster earnings. Instead, investors focused on the big economic news this week that has yet to come, U.S. third-quarter economic growth on Thursday and the October jobs report Friday.

Both reports could signal how much longer the Federal Reserve will keep up its $85 billion a month in bond purchases. That program has held down interest rates, kept bond yields low and made stocks more attractive for investors.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 128.66 points, or 0.8 percent, to close at 15,746.88.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 7.52 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,770.49.

The Nasdaq composite dropped 7.92 points, or 0.2 percent, to 3,931.95.

For the week so far:

The Dow is up 131.3 points, or 0.8 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 8.85 points, or 0.5 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 9.91 points, or 0.3 percent

For the year so far:

The Dow is up 2,642.74 points, or 20.2 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 344.30 points, or 24.1 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 912.44 points, or 30.2 percent.

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