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Apr 17, 4:46 PM EDT

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Stocks closed solidly higher Tuesday, extending gains from a day earlier, as investors sized up the latest company earnings news. Technology, health care and consumer-focused companies accounted for much of the broad rally. Financial sector stocks finished slightly lower.

On Tuesday:

The S&P 500 index rose 28.55 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,706.39.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 213.59 points, or 0.9 percent, to 24,786.63.

The Nasdaq composite climbed 124.81 points, or 1.7 percent, to 7,281.10.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks picked up 16.77 points, or 1.1 percent, to 1,579.80.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 50.09 points, or 1.9 percent.

The Dow is up 426.49 points, or 1.8 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 174.45 points, or 2.5 percent.

The Russell 2000 is up 30.29 points, or 2 percent.

For the year:

The S&P 500 is up 32.78 points, or 1.2 percent.

The Dow is down 67.41 points, or 0.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 377.71 points, or 5.5 percent.

The Russell 2000 is up 44.29 points, or 2.9 percent.

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