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Oil's well: Rising energy stocks help send S&P 500 to record


May 16, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — A spurt in oil prices on Monday revived energy stocks, which have been among the year’s worst performers, and helped push the broader market back to record highs.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 11.42 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,402.32, edging past its prior record set last week.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 85.33 points, or 0.4 percent, to 20,981.94, the Nasdaq composite gained 28.44, or 0.5 percent, to 6,149.67 and the Russell 2000 index of smaller stocks rose 11.15 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,393.92.

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