Stocks Close Slightly Higher

Dow edges up 5 points
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 11, 2018 3:15 PM CDT
Trader Timothy Nick, left, and specialist James Denaro work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, June 11, 2018.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks are closing slightly higher on Wall Street, helped by corporate deal news, the AP reports. Physician services provider Envision Healthcare rose 2.3% Monday after KKR agreed to buy it for about $10 billion. Household goods makers continued their recent rally. General Mills rose 3.5%. The market had little reaction to the Group of Seven meeting, which ended Saturday with President Donald Trump withdrawing from a group statement on trade and criticizing Canada's prime minister. Trump is now in Singapore and will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore Monday night. The S&P 500 index rose 3 points, or 0.1%, to 2,782 The Dow Jones industrial average rose 5 points to 25,322. The Nasdaq composite edged up 14 points, or 0.1%, to 7,659. (Read more stock market stories.)

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