The stock market ended a choppy day of trading Thursday with mixed results as slumping technology companies held back gains elsewhere, the AP reports. The Standard & Poor's 500 notched a tiny gain, enough to mark another all-time high for the widely used index. Safe-play stocks like utilities and phone companies also rose, but homebuilders slumped after a sharp drop in new home sales last month. Airlines also fell sharply for the second day in a row.
The S&P 500 index edged up 1 point to 2,839. The Dow Jones industrial average added 140 points, or 0.5%, to 26,392. The Dow also closed at an all-time high. The Nasdaq composite fell 3 points, or 0.1%, to 7,411. Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 2.62%.
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