Tech Rallies; Dow Climbs 179

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 17, 2009 3:19 PM CDT
Tech Rallies; Dow Climbs 179
Employees of Barclays Capital work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange today.   (AP Photo)

Stocks made gains today, with the financial and tech sectors pacing advances, the Wall Street Journal reports. Google and Research in Motion both gained at least 4%, with Citigroup and US Bancorp posting similar rises. The S&P 500’s financial sector gained 6.57%, and the index overall rose 24.23 to close at 778.12. The Dow closed up 178.73 at 7,395.70, while the Nasdaq gained 58.09, to 1,462.11. (More Dow Jones stories.)

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