S&P 500 breaks four-day slump, end slightly higher

Cornelia Mascio
Декабря 8, 2017

USA stocks rose on Thursday as technology stocks regained some of the ground they lost in the past week.

The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 70 points, or 0.3 percent, to 24,211.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 7 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,646.

The S&P 500 is down 5.24 points, or 0.2 percent. The Nasdaq composite fell 13 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6,762.

Stocks are edging mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street, led by gains in health care companies.

The Nasdaq is down 34.74 points, or 0.5 percent.

Facebook rose 1.6 percent, Boeing gained 1.9 percent and Wells Fargo climbed 1.9 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 398.15 points, or 17.8 percent.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note slipped to 2.33 percent.

That helped offset drops in telecom stocks and other parts of the market Tuesday.

Medical device maker Boston Scientific rose 1.7 percent early Tuesday and drugmaker AbbVie rose 1.3 percent.

Merck rose 1.2 percent after the New England Journal of Medicine published positive results from a trial of one of its drugs.

The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 24,293.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up a point at 2,630. The Nasdaq composite added 21 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,797.

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