Stocks Struggle to a Mixed Finish on Wall Street

S&P 500, Dow close at records; Nasdaq falls
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 13, 2019 3:14 PM CST
Stocks Struggle to a Mixed Finish on Wall Street
Specialist Gregory Rowe, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks struggled to a mixed finish on Wall Street but with enough lift to set more record highs for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrials, the AP reports. Major indexes had been higher at midday Wednesday but took a stumble in the early afternoon following a report that trade talks with China had hit a snag. Banks and industrial stocks did the worst. Safe-play sectors like utilities and makers of consumer products rose. Wells Fargo fell 1.7% while Procter & Gamble rose 1.2%. The S&P 500 rose 2 points, or 0.1%, to 3,094. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 92 points, or 0.3%, to 27,783. The Nasdaq closed down 3 points, less than 0.1%, to 8,482. Small-company stocks fell. (Read more stock market stories.)

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