U.S. Stocks End With Solid Gains On Greek Debt Agreement

By Anora MahmudovaMarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks closed sharply higher as investors were relieved that Greece and its creditors reached an agreement for a third bailout program, averting a potential 'Grexit'. The main indexes recorded their third consecutive session of gains, while Dow industrials advanced more than 200 points for the second session in a row. The S&P 500 closed 22.98 points, or 1.1%, higher at 2,099.60. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 217.27 points, or 1.2%, to 17,977.68. The Nasdaq Composite ended the day up 73.82 points, or 1.5% to 5,071.51.

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