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After Rough Start, Markets End With Gains

Dow rises 75 points
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 8, 2018 3:22 PM CDT
Traders Benjamin Tuchman, left, and Glenn Kessler work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, June 8, 2018.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks shook off a bumpy start Friday and ended modestly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in health care companies and makers of consumer goods. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 75 points, or 0.3%, to 25,316, per the AP. The Nasdaq composite edged up 10 points, or 0.1%, to 7,645, and the S&P 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.3%, to 2,779. Vertex Pharmaceuticals rose 3.3% and Procter & Gamble rose 1.9%. Energy companies fell along with the price of oil, with Halliburton giving up 1.7%.

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