Daily headlines about the coronavirus had little impact on stock market averages last week. Earnings and mergers had more influence.

All three Wall Street benchmarks improved. The Nasdaq Composite rose 2.21%, outpacing the S&P 500, up 1.58%, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, up 1.02%. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas equity markets, added 0.17%.1,2

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1 – wsj.com/market-data [2/14/20]
2 – quotes.wsj.com/index/XX/MSCI%20GLOBAL/990300/historical-prices [2/14/20]