Stocks were moving higher Monday as Wall Street drew closer to ending the final day of trading in a volatile year. Health care companies, retailers and technology stocks drove the market’s gains. Despite the upbeat day, the benchmark S&P 500 index was on track for its worst full-year showing in a decade.
KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 14 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,500 as of 3:37 p.m. Eastern Time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 213 points, or 0.9 percent, to 23,276.