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US Stocks Closer Higher as UK Votes on Brexit Referendum

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    Trader Mark Muller, foreground center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday as voters in the U.K. went to the polls to decide whether to stay or leave the European Union.

    U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent higher Thursday, on the heels of the U.K. vote to remain in the European Union, CNBC reported. 

    The S&P 500 posted its highest close since June 9. Financial stocks, which are sensitive to the vote, gained 2.1 percent, leading all S&P 500 sectors higher.

    The pound traded near $1.490, its highest since December. 

    Polls closed in the U.K. at 5 p.m. ET, and the results are expected well after U.S. markets closed Thursday.