Stocks closed higher Wednesday for the fourth day in a row, with technology and banks accounting for a big slice of the market’s gains. Stocks recovered from an early stumble after the government said consumer prices climbed in January at a faster pace than economists expected. Bond yields, which rose following the inflation report, helped lift banks shares. Consumer-focused companies and health care stocks also posted solid gains despite a report showing Americans cut back on purchases of cars, furniture and a variety of other products in January. Utilities and other bond proxy stocks lagged.