NASDAQ hits 13 year high as tensions ease on Syria

Stocks ended higher Tuesday with the tech-laden Nasdaq composite hitting a 13-year high and the Dow Jones industrial average adding nearly 130 points as concerns about Syria eased.

The Dow Jones closed up 129 points, 0.9%, to 15,192 — a four week high, and the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 12 points, 0.7%, to end at 1,684 — also a four-week high.

The Nasdaq closed up 23 points, 0.6%, to 3,729, its highest close since 2000 and 5 points shy of an all-time closing high.

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