Dow notches another record high close

Friday, December 2, 2016, Vol. 40, No. 49

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average scored another record high close, led by gains in Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase.

Banks again led the market higher Monday, as did technology and consumer-focused stocks.

Small-company stocks rose sharply and continued to outpace the rest of the market, as they have for the past several weeks

Energy companies rose as the price of oil reached its highest level since July 2015. Southwestern Energy jumped 5 percent.

The Dow gained 45 points, or 0.2 percent, to 19,216.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 12 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,204. The Nasdaq composite increased 53 points, or 1 percent, to 5,308.

The Russell 2000 index, which tracks small and mid-sized companies, jumped 1.8 percent.