Wall Street notched more record highs on Friday, ending the week on a strong note after opening it with a stumble. The S&P 500 notched its fourth straight gain following a sell-off Monday brought on by a flare-up in worries about an upturn in coronavirus infections, particularly those of the more contagious delta variant. Investors are monitoring the latest round of corporate earnings for a clearer picture of how companies are faring as people try to get back to pre-pandemic life.
The S&P 500 rose 44.31 points, or 1%, to 4,411.79.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 238.20 points, or 0.7%, to 35,061.55.