US STOCKS-Tech stocks boost S&P 500 closer to record high

Wall Street’s main indexes jumped on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 crawling towards a record high in a broad rally led by tech stocks, with investors shrugging off a stalemate over the new coronavirus relief bill. Heavyweights Microsoft Corp, Inc and Apple Inc were the top boosts to the S&P 500. Ten of the 11 major S&P sectors climbed, with technology , communication services and utilities leading percentage gains.

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