Dow jumps more than 400 points as U.S. stocks close higher ahead of midterm elections


U.S. stocks closed higher Monday, with the blue-chip gauge Dow Jones Industrial Average leading the way up ahead of midterm elections. The Dow DJIA, +1.31% climbed around 426 points, or 1.3%, while the S&P 500 SPX, +0.96% gained 1% and the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite COMP, +0.85% rose 0.9%, according to preliminary FactSet data. Americans will vote Tuesday in midterm elections that are being closely watched as Democrats and Republicans battle for control of Congress.

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