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Stock market live Wednesday: Fed comments give a boost, bitcoin cracks $52,000, Dow gains 90 points

This is a markets live blog for CNBC PRO subscribers that will be updated throughout the day.

The S&P 500 ended the day flat, and the Nasdaq Composite dipped, even amid a retail sales report showing that consumers ramped up their spending in January. The Dow rose 90 points. Shares of Verizon and Chevron jumped on recent Berkshire Hathaway purchases. Bitcoin topped $52,000 and energy traders were still watching closely the blackouts in Texas. For continuous real-time insight on the market see below.

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