U.S. Stocks Log 3rd Straight Advance As Yellen Euphoria Lingers

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U.S. stocks finished higher Wednesday for the third straight session, driven higher by dovish comments from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and a rise in oil prices. The S&P 500 closed 8.99 points, or 0.4%, higher at 2,063.97. The Dow industrials gained 83.90 points, or 0.5%, to 17,716.80, led by strong gains from Apple Inc. and Visa Inc. The Nasdaq Composite closed 22.67 points, or 0.5%, higher at 4,869.29.

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