U.S. stocks posted modest gains on Friday, but they were enough to lift them into record territory. The S&P 500 and Russell 2000 closed at record levels, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished above 18,000 for the first time this year. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite closed at the highest level since March 2000. The main indexes finished with weekly gains for a second straight week. The S&P 500 closed 8.46 points, or 0.4%, higher at 2,096.94 and rose 2% over the week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 46.85 points, or 0.3%, to 18,019.23 and gained 1.1% over the week. The Nasdaq Composite gained 36.22 points, or 0.8%, to 4,893.84 and recorded a 3.2% gain over the week. The Russell 2000 added 6.86 points, or 0.6%, to 1,223.12 and gained 1.5% over the week.
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