Dow Ends Day Up 181

Tech, health care lead gains for stocks
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 5, 2018 3:00 PM CDT
Dow Ends Day Up 181
Trader Joseph Lawler works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 2, 2018.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Technology and health care companies led U stocks broadly higher, putting the market on track to break a two-week losing streak, the AP reports. Trading was relatively quiet Thursday as markets reopened following the Independence Day holiday in the US. Trading could turn bumpier on Friday as US tariffs on Chinese goods are set to kick in. The Labor Department will also release its closely watched monthly report on the job market. Chipmaker Intel climbed 2.6% and Jonson & Johnson rose 1.9%. The S&P 500 rose 23 points, or 0.9%, to 2,736. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 181 points, or 0.8%, to 24,356. The Nasdaq composite climbed 83 points, or 1.1%, to 7,586. (Read more stock market stories.)

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