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Infrastructure Bill and Stock Market Highlights



           The S&P 500 rose 0.7% this week to yet another fresh record closing high at 4,468.37, up from last Friday's closing level. The market is now up almost 20% year to date.

Materials, consumer staples and financial sectors led the way this past week with each sector being up over 2%. Only the energy sector was in the red for the week which was down 0.8%.

With a portion of the infrastructure bill being passed this past week, here's some of the highlights:

  • $110 billion for roads and bridges.
  • $66 billion for railroads. 
  •  $65 billion for the power grid. 
  •  $65 billion for broadband. 
  • $55 billion for water infrastructure. 
  • $47 billion for cybersecurity and climate change. 
  • $39 billion for public transit. 
  • $25 billion for airports. 
  • $21 billion for the environment. 
  • $17 billion for ports. 
  • $11 billion for safety. 
  • $8 billion for Western water infrastructure. 
  • $7.5 billion for electric vehicle charging stations. 
  • $7.5 billion for electric school buses. 

Let's take a look at the markets from this past week!

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