Dow Ends Day Up 43

Stocks post 4th gain in a row
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 23, 2017 3:16 PM CDT
Dow Ends Day Up 43
Specialist Peter Mazza, left, and trader Michael Capolino, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, May 23, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks clawed back more of the ground they lost last week and posted their fourth gain in a row, the AP reports. Banks and health care stocks rose more than the rest of the market Tuesday. Banks were benefiting from higher bond yields, which allow them to charge higher rates on loans. Regions Financial rose 2.8%. AutoZone plunged 12%, its worst drop since 2008, after posting weak results. The Standard & Poor's 500 index increased 4 points, or 0.2%, to 2,398. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 43 points, or 0.2%, to 20,937. The Nasdaq composite rose 5 points, or 0.1%, to 6,138. Three stocks rose for every two that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. (More stock market stories.)

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