(CNBC) U.S. stocks closed at record highs on Wednesday as investors digested key quarterly earnings.
The S&P 500 rose 0.54 percent to close at 2,473.83, a record. The index also posted an intraday record. Vertex Pharmaceuticals led the index higher, rising 21 percent. The S&P also received a boost from tech, which broke above its all-time high set in March 2000.
The Nasdaq composite advanced 0.64 percent to end at a record of 6,385.04; it also notched an intraday all-time high.
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