US stocks finish at records for 5th straight day

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New York - Wall Street stocks jumped to record closes again on Wednesday on fresh assurances that President Donald Trump intends to press ahead with tax cuts soon.

For the fifth straight day, the three major US equity indices ended at all-time highs, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 0.5% to 20 611.86.

The S&P 500 also rose 0.5% to 2 349.25, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 0.6% to 5 819.44.

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