U.S. stocks finish higher on optimism over debt-ceiling talks


U.S. stocks finished higher on Thursday, with the Nasdaq Composite closing at its highest level since Aug. 25, according to FactSet as optimism over a potential debt-ceiling deal persisted. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.94% gained 39.28 points, or 0.9%, to 4,198.05, according to preliminary closing numbers from FactSet. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.34% rose by 115.14 points, or 0.3%, to 33,535.91. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, +1.51% advanced 188.27 points, or 1.5%, to close at 12,688.84. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has said he’s optimistic about talks on a deal to raise the debt ceiling, according to media reports.

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