Stock Market Today: Major Indices Reach New Peaks as Washington Simmers

A day after being shaken by an attack on the U.S. Capitol, American stock markets found their composure, and fresh highs, amid a little normalcy in Washington and some encouraging economic data.

Very early Thursday, Congress confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the nation's 46th president, putting an end to any legal challenges. Initial jobless claims for last week declined for

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