NEW YORK Wall Street ended just 2 percent short of a record-high close on Wednesday as a rebound in oil prices added to optimism sparked by earnings reports that beat low expectations.
The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 43.63 points, or 0.24 percent, to 18,097.23, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 1.61 points, or 0.08 percent, to 2,102.41 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 7.80 points, or 0.16 percent, to 4,948.13.
(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Nick Zieminski)
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Updated Date: Apr 21, 2016 02:00:13 IST