S&P 500 sweeps to record close, ends 2-session skid, as tech earnings power higher

The S&P 500 Index closed at a fresh record Thursday at 4,211.61, up 0.7%, after booking a fresh intraday high and as investors weighed another round of upbeat earnings reports from tech heavyweights Apple, Inc. and Facebook, Inc. . Stocks shrugged off midday turbulence as 10-year Treasury yields climbed, leaving the Nasdaq Composite index up 0.2% at 14,082.55 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 0.7% at 34,060.43.

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