US STOCKS-Dow, S&P 500 close at 17-month highs

NEW YORK, March 17 (BestGrowthStock) – The Dow and the S&P 500 marked
their highest closes in 17 months on Wednesday after a tame February
inflation reading supported the Federal Reserve’s renewed pledge of
low interest rates.

The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI: ) rose 47.69 points, or
0.45 percent, to end unofficially at 10,733.67. The Standard & Poor’s
500 Index (.SPX: ) gained 6.75 points, or 0.58 percent, to finish
unofficially at 1,166.21. The Nasdaq Composite Index (.IXIC: ) gained
11.08 points, or 0.47 percent, to close unofficially at 2,389.09.

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(Reporting by Angela Moon; Editing by Jan Paschal)

US STOCKS-Dow, S&P 500 close at 17-month highs