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Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press.
How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday<
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NEW YORK (AP) - Investors saw some new hints that inflation is increasing on Wednesday, but they still sent banks, technology firms, and consumer-focused companies higher. That was a big change after the market's inflation-inspired plunge earlier this month.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 35.69 points, or 1.3 percent, to 2,698.63.
The Dow Jones industrial average picked up 253.04 p ...