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: Nasdaq logs highest close since mid-February as investors await inflation report

U.S. stocks finished higher on Thursday, with the Nasdaq Composite logging its highest close since Feb. 15, according to FactSet data. The S&P 500 SPX gained 23.02 points, or 0.6%, to 4,050.83, according to preliminary closing levels from FactSet. The Nasdaq Composite COMP gained 87.24 points, or 0.7%, to 12,013.47. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA increased by 141.43 points, or 0.4%, to 32,859.03.

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