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Despite Fed, a late push sends stocks higher
Despite Fed, a late push sends stocks higher

A late round of buying is leaving stock indexes mostly higher. The stock market rose for a third straight day Wednesday despite a report from the Federal Reserve that showed a growing chorus of central bank officials willing to raise interest rates sooner rather than later. In the bond market, prices fell and yields rose as investors prepared themselves for higher interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 59.54 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,979.13. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 4.91 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,986.51, less than two points away from its late-July record close of 1,987.98. The Nasdaq composite was mostly unchanged on the day, falling 1.03...

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