The Dow and S&P 500 closed at fresh records Thursday even after reports emerged of “fierce internal opposition” in Washington over a new agreement with Beijing to cancel tariffs in stages. MarketWatch reports:
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 182.24 points, or 0.66%, to a record 27,674.80, while the S&P 500 index gained 8.4 points, or 0.27%, to an all-time high of 3,085.18. The Nasdaq Composite index added 23.89 points, or 0.28%, to 8,434.52, its second-highest close in history, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
In U.S. economic data, the Labor Department estimated that 211,000 Americans filed new unemployment claims in the week ended Nov. 2, a one month-low and below the 215,000 predicted by economists polled by MarketWatch.