Dow Ends Day Up 130
S&P 500 ends day higher, Nasdaq closes lower
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 3, 2017 3:16 PM CDT
Traders Gregory Rowe, left, and Robert Oswald work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, June 29, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – US stocks rose Monday as banks continued to climb along with interest rates, and energy companies rallied again with oil prices, the AP reports. Better-than-expected auto sales and a strong report on US factories also boosted stocks. On Monday the Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 5.61 points, or 0.2%, to 2,429.02. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 129.64 points, or 0.6%, to 21,479.27. The Nasdaq composite sank 30.36 points, or 0.5%, to 6,110.06. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks advanced 11.32 points, or 0.8%, to 1,426.68.

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