Stocks closed mostly higher Thursday as investors on Wall Street cheered strong retail sales growth in May.
Tech companies also made strong gains.
The S&P rose 0.2 percent, the Nasdaq composite gained 0.8 percent, while the Dow slipped 0.1 percent.
In Europe, share prices jumped by 1.7 percent in Frankfurt, 1.4 percent in Paris and rose 0.8 percent in London.■
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