Tech Companies, Retailers Lead US Stocks Higher

Dow ends day up 174
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 10, 2020 3:04 PM CST
Tech Companies, Retailers Lead US Stocks Higher
In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo specialist Jay Woods works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology companies and retailers, the AP reports. Microsoft and Amazon rose. Botox maker Allergan also climbed on surprisingly good financial results. Communications and health care companies helped round out some of the top gainers. Edgewell and Xerox rose on deal news. Energy companies, including Exxon Mobil, lagged the market. The S&P 500 rose 24 points, or 0.7%, to 3,352. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 174 points, or 0.6%, to 29,276 and the Nasdaq rose 107 points, or 1.1%, to 9,628. Bond prices rose. The 10-year Treasury yield fell to 1.56%. (More stock market stories.)

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