Stocks End Day Slightly Higher

Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq all edge up
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 24, 2015 3:16 PM CST
Stocks End Day Slightly Higher
Traders Joseph Murray, left, and Jonathan Corpina work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Stocks are opening modestly lower, following declines in Europe.    (Richard Drew)

US stocks managed to shake off an early slump and end slightly higher Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 19 points, or 0.1%, to 17,812. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose two points, or 0.1%, to 2,089. The Nasdaq composite inched up a fraction to 5,102.

The price of crude oil jumped 3% after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane near the Syrian border. Energy stocks rose along with the price of oil. Exxon Mobil rose 2% and Chevron gained 1.5%. The heightened tensions in the Middle East, combined with a drop in a measure of consumer confidence last month, helped send travel-related stocks lower. Cruise lines, Expedia, and airline stocks all fell. (Read more stock market stories.)

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