The stock market gave the election results a resounding endorsement. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 96.53 points, to close at a new high of 6177.71. The S&P 500 was up 10.44 points, to close at a new high of 724.58. The Nasdaq composite was up 16.41 points, to close at 1245.48, near its record of 1258.10.
Volume was 511 million shares. All numbers are based on preliminary closing figures.