US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St edges closer to record on earnings, oil
NEW YORK, April 20 (Reuters) - Wall Street ended just 2 percent short of a record-high close on Wednesday as a rebound in oil prices added to optimism sparked by earnings reports that beat low expectations.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 43.63 points, or 0.24 percent, to 18,097.23, the S&P 500 gained 1.61 points, or 0.08 percent, to 2,102.41 and the Nasdaq Composite added 7.80 points, or 0.16 percent, to 4,948.13. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Nick Zieminski)
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