NEW YORK — U.S. stocks closed higher after a survey showed consumer confidence is at a nine-year high, a sign Americans will keep spending in the months to come. Technology and consumer stocks made the largest gains.
The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 133.47 points, or 0.7 percent, to 18,228.30.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index picked up 13.83 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,159.93
The Nasdaq composite gained 48.22 points, or 0.9 percent, to 5,305.71.
For the week:
The Dow is down 33.15 points, or 0.2 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 4.76 points, or 0.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 0.03 points.
For the year:
The Dow is up 803.27 points, or 4.6 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 115.99 points, or 5.7 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 298.30 points, or 6 percent.