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The S&P 500 rose 0.7% to 4,729.23 during midday trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.6% to 35,965.39, while the Nasdaq increased 0.9% to 15,663.85.

The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond climbed 2.5% to 1.4930%.

Crude oil rose 1.24% to $73.66 per barrel.

Gold climbed 0.4% to $1,809.10 an ounce.


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Irvine advertising software company Viant Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: DSP) was up 8.2% to $10.35 per share and a market cap of $140 million. Investor website MarketBeat yesterday reported seven firms currently covering the company gave it a "Buy" rating.


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Anaheim-based energy consulting and engineering firm Willdan Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: WLDN) dropped 15% to $30.51 per share for a market cap of $388.7 million. According to investor website Zacks Equity Research, Wall Street analysts expect the company to report earnings of 32 cents per share for the current fiscal quarter. It's expected to report its next earnings report in March 2022.