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Federal Reserve gives stocks a boost; technology and retail shares rally – Los Angeles Times

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The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 8.85 points, or 0.3%, to 2,733.29. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 52.40 points, or 0.2%, to 24,886.81. The Nasdaq composite climbed 47.50 points, or 0.6%, to 7,425.96. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks edged up 2.37 points, or 0.1%, to 1,627.61.

Federal Reserve gives stocks a boost; technology and retail shares rally – Los Angeles Times