Big gains by Amazon, Microsoft and Google sending technology stocks to a higher close.
The Nasdaq has surpassed the psychologically important dotcom record, but it would have to rise another 36% to 6,941 to truly be in record territory, taking into consideration inflation and the...
Stock indexes edged higher Friday, helped by gains in big technology companies including Google, Amazon and Microsoft.
Big gains by Amazon and Google are lifting technology stocks in early trading.
The Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 hit records Friday afternoon, propelled by strong results from tech behemoths Google, Amazon and Microsoft.
Chinese and Japanese stocks fell Friday on weaker global manufacturing data while Europe and some Asian benchmarks rose after the U.S. Nasdaq index hit a new high.
The Nasdaq composite has closed at a record high for the first time since the dot-com bubble of 2000.
U.S. stocks are little changed in midday trading as companies report mixed earnings.
Stocks moved lower in early trading Thursday, sapped by gloomy manufacturing data from Europe, China and Japan.
The Nasdaq Composite closed at a record high Thursday for the first time since the tech bubble burst 15 years ago.