NASDAQ closes at record high

The Nasdaq finished up 17 points today, a rise of about 0.3%, bringing it to a record high of 5,914. That's the 21st new record high for the NASDAQ in 2017.

Data:; Chart: Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

Context: Stocks were up on Thursday, likely due to the Commerce Department's statement that Q4 of 2016 growth was stronger than previous estimates showed.