Dow Ends Day Up 29

Stocks stabilize
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 21, 2017 3:16 PM CDT
Trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks finished modestly higher on Wall Street as the market stabilized following two straight weeks of losses in the Standard & Poor's 500 index, the AP reports. More industries rose than fell Monday, but the gains were subdued overall. Health care and consumer products companies contributed the most to the indexes' gains. Herbalife jumped 9.8% after saying it had held talks to be taken private. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,428. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 29 points, or 0.1%, to 21,703. The Nasdaq composite slipped 3 points, or 0.1%, to 6,213. (Read more stock market stories.)

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