Markets Edge Barely Higher

Dow Jones inches up 39 points
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 14, 2016 3:07 PM CDT
Markets Edge Barely Higher
Trader Glenn Kessler, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stocks gave up large gains and finished barely higher Friday, the AP reports. Banks and technology companies traded higher, while stocks that pay large dividends fell thanks to a jump in bond yields. The Dow Jones industrial average inched up 39.44 points, or 0.2%, at 18,138.38. The Standard & Poor's 500 added 0.43 points to 2,132.98. The Nasdaq composite rose 0.83 points to 5,214.16. (More Dow Jones stories.)

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