Stock Market Today: Stocks Climb Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq extended their weekly win streaks into the long holiday weekend.

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Stocks closed higher ahead of the long holiday weekend. In addition to bargain hunters swooping in following Thursday's broad-market bludgeoning, some encouraging economic data helped spark today's upside.  

Specifically, data from the Census Bureau released ahead of the open showed new orders for durable goods rose 0.7% from March to April, marking the third consecutive monthly increase. 

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.