Stocks Close Slightly Higher

Video game makers give tech companies a boost
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 8, 2017 3:14 PM CST
Trader John Panin, center, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – US stock indexes are finishing with small gains Wednesday as video game makers gave technology companies a boost and household goods companies also rose, the AP reports. Grand Theft Auto maker Take-Two Interactive jumped 10.6% after it announced strong sales. Activision Blizzard rose 5.9% after it said the new Call of Duty game is selling well. Energy companies slipped, and a recent decline in interest rates continued to weigh on banks. Bank of America fell 1.4%. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 3 points, or 0.1% to 2,594. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 6 points, or less than 0.1%, to 23,563. The Nasdaq composite rose 21 points, or 0.3%, to 6,789. (Read more stock market stories.)

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