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Stocks Extend Gains Into 4th Week

They end modestly higher after wobbly start Tuesday
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 19, 2019 3:04 PM CST
Trader Neil Catana works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks shook off a wobbly start and ended modestly higher on Wall Street, extending the market's gains into a fourth week, the AP reports. Solid earnings from Walmart sent the company up 2.2% Tuesday and also encouraged investors to bid up other retailers. Homebuilders also rose after an industry survey showing higher confidence within the industry heading into the spring homebuying season. KB Home rose 1.2%. The S&P 500 rose 4 points, or 0.1%, to 2,779. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 8 points, less than 0.1%, to 25,891. The Nasdaq rose 14 points, or 0.2%, to 7,486. (Read more stock market stories.)

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