U.S. Stocks Add To Gains After Hawkish Fed Minutes

By MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks added to solid gains on Wednesday after the minutes from the Federal Reserves October policy meeting confirmed that most participants were eager to begin raising interest rates in December. The S&P 500 rose 21 points, or 1%, to 2,071. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 161 points, or 0.9%, to 17,656. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 62 points, or 1.3%, to 5,048.

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