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S&P 500, Dow Eke Out Gains

Nasdaq slips
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 19, 2017 3:11 PM CDT

(Newser) – Stocks partly recovered from midday losses and finished mixed, barely keeping winning streaks alive for two main indexes, the AP reports. The Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Dow Jones industrial average both edged slightly higher, marking the fifth straight gain for each. Both spent most of the day lower. Technology companies weighed on the market all day. Apple slumped 2.4%. Health care companies ended higher. Johnson & Johnson rose 1%. The S&P 500 rose less than 1 point to 2,562. The Dow Jones industrials edged up 5 points to 23,163. The Nasdaq composite lost 19 points, or 0.3%, to 6,605. (Read more stock market stories.)

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