Stocks End Higher After Choppy Day

Dow edges up 9 points
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 6, 2018 3:16 PM CST
Trader Gordon Charlop, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks struggled to a higher finish on Wall Street after a day of choppy trading, the AP reports. Technology and consumer-focused companies did well Tuesday, but health care companies were weak. Chipmakers Intel and Nvidia both rose sharply, but Johnson & Johnson fell. Traders are still focused on a back-and-forth in Washington over tariffs the White House wants to impose on steel and aluminum imports. The plans have faced opposition from other Republicans and business leaders. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 7 points, or 0.3%, to 2,728. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 9 points to 24,884. The Nasdaq composite rose 41 points, or 0.6%, to 7,372. (Read more stock market stories.)

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