Dow Ends Day Up 171

US stock indexes end with meager gains
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 23, 2019 3:04 PM CST
Dow Ends Day Up 171
In this Jan. 18, 2019, file photo trader Michael Milano works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(Newser) – Major stock indexes wound up slightly higher after a day of wandering between small gains and losses, the AP reports. Consumer products makers rose Wednesday, led by a 4.9% jump in Procter & Gamble after the company reported strong results for its latest quarter. Most other sectors in the S&P 500 index also rose. Technology companies posted some of the biggest gains. Energy companies fell as the price of crude oil slipped for the third time in four days. The S&P 500 climbed 5 points, or 0.2%, to 2,638. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 171 points, or 0.7%, to 24,575. The Nasdaq edged up 5 points, or 0.1%, to 7,025. Small-company stocks fell. (Read more stock market stories.)

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