Indices closed well into green territory on Wednesday. Technology brands led the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq to new all-time record levels. Stocks stepped up on a variety of economic news. Manufacturing activity increased in December. The Institute for Supply Management’s index ticked up to 59.7 from 58.2 in November. On another note, minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee’s December meeting showed the Federal Reserve boosted interest rates a quarter point and increased its economic growth forecast for 2018.