Small gains were recorded in our InformationWeek 100 and the Nasdaq Composite.
Wall Street closed Tuesday in the black, not 24 hours after pundits said investors fear that more al-Qaida attacks are in the offing. The Federal Reserve decided to leave short-term interest rates at their 45-year low largely because of sluggish job growth. But that news couldn't have been a surprise to anyone with access to a daily newspaper.
Regardless, tech shares again brought up the rear. The Dow rose 81.78 points, or .8%, to close at 10,184.67; and the S&P 500 rose 6.21 points, or .6 %, to end the day at 1,110.7. Our InformationWeek 100 rose .3%, or .93 of a point Tuesday, to close at 313.14. The Nasdaq also rose slightly--3.9 points, or .2%, to 1,943.1.
The Nasdaq-100 tracking stock ended higher, rising .3%, or 9 cents, to close at $34.98 on higher-than-normal volume of nearly 107 million shares.
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