Stocks finished higher Wednesday as appetite for technology shares, which had taken a pause from their rally in recent days, resumed amid some signs of a slowdown in the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and stronger-than-expected economic data.
How did major indexes fare?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
rose 289.93 points, or 1.1%, to end at 27,976.84. The S&P 500
added 44.66 points, or 1.4%, finishing at 3,380.35, after briefly trading above its all-time closing high of 3,386.15 set Feb, 19. The Nasdaq Composite
climbed 229.42 points, or 2.1%, to end at 11,012.24.
The Dow on Tuesday finished…