Nasdaq ends 1.4% off record close as stock-market lurches higher, following economic data pointing to less severe COVID-19 downturn

Mark DeCambre
Nasdaq ends 1.4% off record close as stock-market lurches higher, following economic data pointing to less severe COVID-19 downturn

U.S. stocks finished higher Wednesday, adding to several sessions of gains that left major equity benchmarks at their loftiest levels since early March.