US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Retail, tech stocks boost Wall St; Russell 2000 hits record

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    NEW YORK, May 16 (Reuters) - Retail and technology stocks
led Wall Street higher on Wednesday as the small-cap Russell
2000 hit a record peak, even as U.S. bond yields touched near a
seven-year high and investors fretted over geopolitics.
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average  .DJI  rose 62.52 points,
or 0.25 percent, to 24,768.93, the S&P 500  .SPX  gained 11.01
points, or 0.41 percent, to 2,722.46 and the Nasdaq Composite
 .IXIC  added 46.67 points, or 0.63 percent, to 7,398.30.

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