Stocks close higher - tech notches 3-day winning streak

Markets Right Now: S&P 500 breaks a 4-day losing streak

Markets Right Now: S&P 500 breaks a 4-day losing streak

UPS slumped 2.7 percent Tuesday and JPMorgan Chase gave up 1.2 percent.

US stock-market indexes closed modestly higher on Thursday, driven by gains in the technology, industrials and materials sectors. Intel lost 2.4 percent. Information technology was among the best-performing sectors in the S&P 500, advancing 0.6 percent.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 70.57 points to close at 24,211.48, after briefly rising more than 100 points. The Nasdaq composite added 36 points, or 0.5 percent, to 6,812. Pioneer Natural Resources rose 2.4 percent.

USA stock indexes ticked mostly higher at midday as some of the year's biggest winners picked themselves back up following recent stumbles. Other tech stocks also rose.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 7.71 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,636.98.

The Nasdaq is down 34.74 points, or 0.5 percent.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 2.38 percent.

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

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

Chipmaker Broadcom rose 3.1 percent in early trading Thursday after reporting a strong quarter.

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

The Dow is down 20.11 points, or 0.1 percent. The Nasdaq composite rose 25 points, or 0.4 percent, to 6,800.

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

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