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Big Tech Drives S&P 500 to 12th Record in August: Markets Wrap

  • Gasoline futures climb as traders assess damage after Ida
  • Zoom tumbles in late trading after giving tepid sales forecast
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Stocks climbed, led by some of the world’s largest technology companies. Traders also assessed the impacts from Tropical Storm Ida, which sank insurers and energy firms, while pushing gasoline higher.

The S&P 500 notched its 12th all-time high in August, and the Nasdaq 100 rallied as Apple Inc.’s market value topped $2.5 trillion. Robinhood Markets Inc. and Charles Schwab Corp. slid as Securities and Exchange Commission’s Chairman Gary Gensler told Barron’s that a full ban of payment for order flow is “on the table.” Zoom Video Communications Inc. sank in late trading after giving a sales forecast that fell short of some analysts’ estimates.