Stocks on Wall Street shook off a choppy start and closed higher Monday, extending the market’s gains from last week.
The initial drop followed weakness in overseas markets as the global tally of coronavirus infections approaches 9 million. Technology companies led the way, outweighing losses in health care and other sectors.
The S&P 500 gained 20.12 points, or 0.6%, to 3,117.86.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 153.50 points, or 0.6%, to 26,024.96.