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It was a split decision on Wall Street on Thursday as gains in a handful of industrial and health care companies largely outweighed sluggishness elsewhere in the market, including the technology sector.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 2.75 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,495.62.
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 45.30 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 22,203.48.
The Nasdaq composite declined 31.10 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 6,429.08.
The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks sank 1.87 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 1,425.02.
For the week:
The S&P 500 is up 34.19 points, or 1.4 per cent.
The Dow is up 405.69 points, or 1.9 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 68.89 points, or 1.1 per cent.
The Russell 2000 is up 25.59 points, or 1.8 per cent.
For the year:
The S&P 500 is up 256.79 points, or 11.5 per cent.
The Dow is up 2,440.88 points, or 12.4 per cent.
The Nasdaq is up 1,045.97 points, or 19.4 per cent.
The Russell 2000 is up 67.89 points, or 5 per cent.