Stocks Close at Record Highs
Dow ends day up 153
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 2, 2017 3:11 PM CDT
Trader Mark Muller, left, and specialist Dilip Patel work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – US stocks are closing at record highs as health care companies lead the market broadly higher, the AP reports. Energy companies were the main laggard on Monday as the price of crude oil plunged. Halliburton dropped 1%. Nordstrom dropped 6.3% following a report that talks to take the department store company private were stalling. Spain's main stock index fell after reports of widespread violence and unrest as the Catalan region voted on an independence referendum. The Standard & Poor's 500 rose 10 points, or 0.4%, to 2,529. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 153 points, or 0.7%, to 22,558. The Nasdaq composite rose 21 points, or 0.3%, to 6,517.

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