All 3 Major Indexes Close at Record Highs

Dow ends day up 39
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 13, 2017 3:17 PM CDT
Specialist Peter Mazza, left, works with traders Kevin Lodewick, center, and Mark Zifchak on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – US stock indexes managed to end slightly higher on Wall Street as gains for retailers and energy companies outweighed declines in health care and technology companies, the AP reports. Target rose 2.8% Wednesday after issuing a bullish hiring forecast for the holiday season. Energy companies rose along with the price of oil. Chevron climbed 1.5%. Apple fell 0.8% a day after unveiling its new lineup of iPhones. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 1 point, or 0.1%, to 2,498. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 39 points, or 0.2%, to 22,158. The Nasdaq composite edged up 5 points, or 0.1%, to 6,460. All three are at record highs. (Read more stock market stories.)

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