US Stocks Close Slightly Higher

Dow ends day up 30
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 26, 2018 3:00 PM CDT
US Stocks Close Higher
Trader Eugene Mauro, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 26, 2018.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

US stocks are closing slightly higher Tuesday as healthy gains melted away in the final hour of trading, the AP reports. Energy companies rose with oil prices as the US pressed its allies to stop imported oil from Iran. Technology and industrial companies bounced back from sharp losses the day before. Apple and Facebook rose more than 1%. General Electric soared 7.8% after announcing plans to cast away its health care business and sell its interests in oil services company Baker Hughes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 30 points, or 0.1%, to 24,283. The S&P 500 rose 5 points, or 0.2%, to 2,723. The Nasdaq composite gained 29 points, or 0.4%, to 7,561. (More stock market stories.)

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