Dow Ends Day Up 14
S&P 500, Nasdaq also slightly up
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 19, 2015 3:22 PM CDT
Stock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks are closing with tiny gains after spending most of the day in the red. The Dow climbed 14 points, or 0.1%, to 17,230 Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up a fraction to 2,033. The Nasdaq composite edged up 18 points, or 0.4%, to 4,905. Energy stocks remained a sore spot, ending almost 2% lower as the price of crude oil took another tumble. Exxon Mobil and Chevron fell the most in the Dow Jones industrial average.

Traders were keeping an eye on the latest company earnings and deal news as well as a slowdown in China's growth. Weight Watchers doubled in value after Oprah Winfrey said she was taking a stake in the company and would join its board.