U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to an all-time high, as industrial and commodity shares rallied while data boosted confidence in the economy before Friday’s jobs report.
The S&P 500 rose 0.4 percent to 2,074.33 in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average extended a record, climbing 33.07 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,912.62. The Russell 2000 Index jumped 0.9 percent. The Nasdaq Composite added 18.66 points, or 0.39 per cent, to 4,774.47.
Asian stocks rose, as Japanese shares extended gains with the dollar near its strongest level since 2007 versus the yen. South Korea’s won slipped while oil climbed in New York and London.