Wall Street Closing

NEW YORK, 14 Rabi’II, 1438, January 12, 2017, SPA — U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday.
The dollar fell 0.2 percent against a basket of currencies. Light sweet crude oil for February delivery added $1.44 to $52.26 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while gold futures gained $6.10 to $1,191.60 per ounce.
The Dow Jones industrial average increased 98.75, or 0.50 percent, to 19,954.28. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6.42, or 0.28 percent, to 2,275.32. The technology-heavy Nasdaq composite rose 11.83, or 0.21 percent, to 5,563.65.
–SPA
10:39 LOCAL TIME 07:39 GMT