Stocks Log Solid Gains As Brexit Concerns Ebb

By Markets MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks ended firmly higher Monday, although coming off their best levels of the session, as recent polls showed support swinging back toward the U.K. remaining a member of the European Union ahead of its Thursday referendum. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 134 points, or 0.8%, at 17,806. A sharp rise in shares of Goldman Sachs Group Boeing Co. and 3M Company contributed about 60 points to the blue-chip index. Meanwhile the S&P 500 index rose 12 points, or 0.6%, to 2,083, and the Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 36 points, or 0.8%, to 4,837.

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