S&P 500 books 34th record of 2021 as Dow closes up over 200 points, nears May 7 record high

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The S&P 500 marked its 34th record close of 2021 and the Dow inched with striking distance of its all-time as buying in energy consumer staples and financials helped to buoy the broader market. The S&P 500 finished up 0.1% to 4,297, on a preliminary basi; while the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 210 points, or 0.6%, to around 34,502, not far from its May 7 closing high at 34,777.76. The Nasdaq Composite Index meanwhile, logged a 0.2% decline at 14,503, snapping a two-session win streak.

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