Wall Street ended Wednesday on a higher note, lifted by gains in tech stocks, while consumer names like Gap and Nordstrom tumbled after weaker quarterly results and warned of supply chain problems. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.03% to 35,804.38, while the S&P 500 gained 0.23% to 4,701.46 and the Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.44% to 15,845.23. Consumer income and spending came in better than expected. Investors are worried about the increase in COVID cases in Europe. Also, various Federal Reserve officials said that they are open to speeding up the elimination of their bond-buying program and moving more quickly to raise interest rates, minutes of the last meeting revealed.