U.S. Markets: U.S. stocks continued to grind higher on largely positive news flow about potential vaccines and treatments for COVID-19.  Continuing the recent prevailing trend, higher-valuation growth stocks outperformed lower-priced value companies and large-cap companies easily outpaced small-caps.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 724 points finishing the week at 28,654, a gain of 2.6%. …

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U.S. Markets: The major indexes posted gains for the week, lifting the benchmark S&P 500 index to within roughly 0.2% of its all-time high from February.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average added almost 500 points, rising 1.8% to 27,931.  The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite ticked up just 0.1% to 11,019.  By market cap, the large-cap S&P…

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