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Yellen's dovish remarks help markets close at session highs

5:00 PM ET Wed, 16 April 2014

Fed Chair Janet Yellen and the release of the Beige Book reiterated central bank support for the recovering economy, helping all three major indexes finish at session highs. Markets were already up at the open, thanks to positive pre-market housing news involving single-family component numbers as well as better-than-expected earnings from Bank of America.