Global stock markets have rallied, boosted by data showing that the United States and eurozone economies are gaining momentum, lifting shares in London to a fresh record.
Investors instead focused on a report from ADP that showed the USA added 253,000 private-sector jobs in May.
Nine of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with the industrials (.SPLRCI) index's 0.35 percent rise leading the advancers.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 135.53 points, or 0.65 percent, to 21,144.18, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 18.26 points, or 0.76 percent, to 2,430.06 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 48.31 points, or 0.78 percent, to 6,246.83.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 18.26 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,430.06. The three indexes were on track to close at new records after touching intraday highs earlier.
In the bond market, benchmark 10-year Treasury yields were up 2 basis points at 2.215 percent, while the German counterpart was marginally higher at 0.302 percent.
The Dow rose 7.1 points, or 0.03 percent, to 21,151.28.
The government reported early Friday that US employers added 138,000 jobs in May, fewer than expected.
Construction spending was down -1.4% for the month and increased 6.7% for the year. Average wages rose 0.2% to $26.22 an hour, in line with expectations.
Lululemon Athletica (LULU.O) jumped 12.2 percent to $54.74 after the athletic apparel maker's quarterly profit beat estimates.
SINKING: Hewlett Packard Enterprise fell 88 cents, or 4.7 percent, to $17.93 for the biggest drop in the S&P 500 after it reported a weaker quarter than analysts expected.
Oil majors Exxon (XOM.N) and Chevron (CVX.N) were down about 0.5 percent.
A separate report showed that the number of workers filing for unemployment claims rose last week, which could be an indication that layoffs are on the rise. Its shares climbed $4.80, or 6.5 percent, to $78.19. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Growth TSM Index closed at 8,454.13 for a gain of 157.53 points or 1.90%.
A solid jobs report will likely clear the way for the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this month. The euro fell to $1.1225 from $1.1246, and the British pound edged up to $1.2898 from $1.2892.
He did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday about the House committee's latest action. Flynn's cooperation was the first signal that he and the Senate panel have found common ground.
Of those surveyed, 42 percent said Spicer hurts rather than helps, and 28 percent said he helps Trump when he addresses the media. The equally confusing White House explanation was too late to head off a some mercilessly fun at the 45th president's expense.
British number one Johanna Konta suffered a shock defeat by world number 109 Hsieh Su-wei in the first round of the French Open . His best result at the French Open was reaching the semifinals in 2009, just months before he won his Grand Slam title in NY .
For the first round, the students had an idea of the word they would be getting which judges chose from their study guide. She said she felt more comfortable taking the hourlong, 26-question written test than she did in the 2016 bee.
Palm Beach County Jail records indicate Woods was released from the Palm Beach County Jail at 10:50 a.m. on Monday morning. He attempted a comeback after more than a year away from the game late in 2016 but played in just three tournaments.
Gadot also commented on how she felt privileged to play the iconic heroine when asked about the pressure of the playing the role. Jenkins saw the photo and described it as "wonderful". "It wasn't masculine at all - it was completely different and unique".
Much is often said about the difference in police use of force in the United States and other countries, including Australia. He said the incident again showed how "complex and risky the job of policing is in this state and our nation".
As the manager said, some of us will get a chance and we're looking forward to it. "We need to go out and do a job". I think for the kids it will be a big occasion, it will always be good experience for them.
Washing hands in cold water 'as good as hot'
Professor Schaffner stated that there should be a change of policy in regards to handwashing policy in the workplace. The action of washing soap off in the process of handwashing is what "helps to get hands clean", she said.
US employers add modest 138000 jobs in May; rate at 4.3 percent
February was the first jobs report during President Donald Trump's tenure, and since then the US economy has added 522,000 jobs. Job gains in March were revised down to 50,000 from 79,000 while April's figures were also lowered to 174,000 from 211,000.
Donald Trump's Middle East Comment in Israel
Trump received a warm welcome in Tel Aviv after becoming the first U.S. president to include Israel on his maiden overseas trip. Analysts and commentators were left Wednesday wondering what, if anything, Trump might do to resolve the decades-old conflict.
Blast kills 80 in Kabul embassy area
The blast killed an Afghan security guard and wounded some embassy staff, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Twitter. January 10- Two large bombs - one triggered by a suicide attacker - exploded in the capital Kabul , killing at least 38 people.
Check gseb.org for Gujarat GSEB Class 10th results 2017
Most of the schools are affiliated to GUJARAT and the Class 12th examinations are conducted by the Board every year. Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board is an autonomous board under Education Department.
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
They will be remembered during an event at 10 a.m. today at Oak Hill Cemetery hosted by Lawrence's American Legion Post. The Legion and Lower Burrell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 92 switch off parade duties every year, Zdila said.