Dow sets new record in turbulent session as protesters break into Capitol building

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U.S. stocks finished mostly higher on Wednesday as early gains faded after protesters broke into the Capitol building. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 438 points, or 1.4%, to 30,829, setting a new closing record, based on preliminary numbers. The S&P 500 gained 0.6% to 3,748. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.6% to 12,741. Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed Capitol Hill, disrupting the debate over President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory. The 10-year Treasury note surged above 1% for the first time since March as traders bet on stronger inflation and more debt issuance, after early voting results from the Georgia runoff elections showed Democrats were set to secure control of the Senate.
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