How major US stock indexes fared on Monday

By The Associated Press Markets Associated Press

U.S. stocks climbed again Monday and set more records as investors grew more certain Republicans will pass their tax plan this week. Technology companies climbed, as did banks and retailers, which are likely to see lower taxes.

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On Monday:

The Standard & Poor's 500 index jumped 14.35 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,690.16.

The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 140.46 points, or 0.6 percent, to 24,792.20.

The Nasdaq composite added 58.18 points, or 0.8 percent, to 6,994.76.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks surged 18.50 points, or 1.2 percent, to 1,548.92.

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For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 451.33 points, or 20.2 percent.

The Dow is up 5,029.60 points, or 25.5 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 1,611.64 points, or 29.9 percent.

The Russell 2000 is up 191.79 points, or 14.1 percent.