The Dow Jones Industrial Average dominated Thursday's trading session, by rallying more than 200 points, owing most of its gains to a jump in Visa Inc. Broader benchmarks also rose, after a pair of upbeat economic reports a day after the Federal Reserve officially announced the conclusion of its bond-purchasing initiative. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 221.24 points, or 1.3%, higher at 17,195.55. The S&P 500 flirted with the 2,000 level, but closed just below, adding 12.34 points, or 0.6%, to 1,994.64. The Nasdaq Composite ended 16.91 points, or 0.4%, higher at 4,566.14.
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