NEW YORK (dpa-AFX) - A whole series of surprisingly good economic data as well as strong quarterly figures from the Dow heavyweight UnitedHealth drove the rally to the USstock marketn still fired on Thursday. Both the Dow Jones Industrial as well as the market-wide S&P 500 and the technology-heavy Nasdaq rose to further highs.
The Dow climbed 0,90 percent to 34 points, overcoming the next round mark of 035,99 points. The S&P 34 advanced 000 percent to 500 points. The Nasdaq 1,11 gained 1,61 percent to 14 026,20 points and closed above the 14 point mark for the first time.
Data from the labor market, the retail sector and leading indicators from regional central banks all published before the starting bell exceeded market expectations. The situation on the US housing market also improved in April. Only industrial production fell short of economists' forecasts in March.