Wall Street ends tumultuous year near record highs

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Reuters

By Stephen Culp and Echo Wang NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street closed near record highs in light trading on Friday, the last trading day of 2021, marking the second year of recovery from a global pandemic. All three major U.S. stock indexes scored monthly, quarterly and annual gains, notching their biggest three-year advance since 1999. The S&P 500 gained 27% since the last trading day of 2020. Through Thursday, the benchmark index has registered 70 record-high closes, or the second-most ever. Using Refinitiv data back to 1928, the most record-high closes for the S&P 500 in a single year was 7…

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