S&P 500 breaks four-day slump, end slightly higher

Galtero Lara
Diciembre 8, 2017

USA stock indexes perked higher on Thursday following a almost weeklong lull, and the Standard & Poor's 500 rose for the first time in five days.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 70.57, or 0.3 percent, to 24,211.48. The S&P 500 advanced 0.3 percent to 2,636.98. The Nasdaq composite fell 13 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6,762.

Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, breaking a four-day losing streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

The S&P 500 is up 398.15 points, or 17.8 percent.

Facebook rose 1.6 percent, Boeing gained 1.9 percent and Wells Fargo climbed 1.9 percent.

Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as gains for technology companies are offset by losses for banks. Other tech stocks also rose.

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Medical device maker Boston Scientific rose 1.7 percent early Tuesday and drugmaker AbbVie rose 1.3 percent.

The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 24,293.

Auto parts retailer AutoZone jumped 6.8 percent after reporting a stronger quarter than anlaysts were expecting.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up a point at 2,630.

The Dow is up 4,448.88 points, or 22.5 percent.

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