Stocks Tick Higher in Short Trading Day

Dow rises 70
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 24, 2020 12:22 PM CST
Stocks Tick Higher in Short Trading Day
Pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in New York.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

US stock indexes closed modestly higher on Thursday in a shortened trading day on Christmas Eve. The Dow rose 70 points to 30,199, the S&P 500 rose 13 points to 3,703, and the Nasdaq rose 33 points to 12,804. The markets will reopen on Monday, per the AP. The majority of stocks in the S&P 500 rose, and gains for tech companies and others helped overshadow losses for oil producers. European stock movements also were muted on a day when the UK and the European Union reached a trade deal to avert what could have been chaos for cross-border commerce following Brexit. (More stock market stories.)

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