Stocks notch 3rd day of gains, Apple hits record

U.S. stocks notched the third day of gains as investors continue to monitor the COVID-19 variant and its potential impact on the economy.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose over 34 points or 0.1%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were higher by 0.3% and 0.6%, respectively. This after the S&P 500 posted its best day since March on Tuesday. 

The latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey or JOLTS showed 11.03 million job openings in October, the highest number of openings since July, when businesses were looking to fill 11.1 million positions. It marked an increase from September when there were an upwardly revised 10.6 million open jobs. 

Dow members Goldman Sachs and Salesforce led the decline among the 30 stocks, while Apple notched a fresh record. 

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