More Record Highs for Stock Indexes

Dow ends day up 39
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 19, 2017 3:11 PM CDT
More Record Highs for Stock Indexes
Traders Christopher Lotito, left, and Jeffrey Vazquez work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – US stocks posted slight gains on Wall Street, enough to send major indexes to more record highs, the AP reports. Banks, insurers and other financial companies led the gainers. Technology stocks also helped lift the market, while health care companies lagged the most. JPMorgan Chase rose 1.1% and Facebook climbed 1.5%. Health insurers fell as a Republican effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care bill appeared to gain momentum. UnitedHealth fell 1.8%. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 39 points, or 0.2%, to 22,370. The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 2 points, or 0.1%, to 2,506. The Nasdaq composite edged up 6 points, or 0.1%, to 6,461. (Read more stock market stories.)

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