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Wednesday's early afternoon trade: Dow inches up to record-high

14 October, 2017, 00:54 | Author: Jeff Stephens
  • US stocks up - 11-10-17

The S&P 500 is up 1.60 points, or 0.1 percent. Six of the 11 major S&P indexes were lower, led by a 0.6 percent drop in telecom services index.

The Nasdaq composite fell 12.04 points, or 0.2%, to 6,591.51 the Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks shed 1.76 points, or 0.1%, to 1,505.16.

Winners and Losers: After President Donald Trump announced the government would end subsidies to insurers under the Affordable Care Act, health care stocks took a hit including Tenet Healthcare (down 5.10 percent).

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The S&P 500 is up 312.10 points, or 13.9 percent.

Jobless claims decreased by 15,000 to 243,000.

The market got a boost earlier in the day after data showed retail sales surged by the most in 2-1/2 years in September, while consumer prices recorded their biggest increase in eight months as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma boosted demand.

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S&P 500 measures the performance of 500 widely held common stocks of large-cap US companies. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks edged down 1.08 points, or 0.1%, to 1,506.92.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of several indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow. The Dow Jones Small-Cap Value TSM Index closed at 10,069.27 for a loss of 4.22 points or 0.04%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.1% to 22,871.72, just shy of an all-time high, and ended 0.4% on the week, making it the fifth rise in a row. Retail sales, meanwhile, gained 1.6 percent, while analysts polled by Reuters expected a gain of 1.7 percent.

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