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Published: Sun, October 22, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

How major U.S. stock indexes fared on Friday

How major U.S. stock indexes fared on Friday

US stocks opened lower on Thursday following a record-setting session when the Dow closed above 23,000 for the first time.

U.S. market indexes were mostly higher on Thursday.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 23,163.04 for a gain of 5.44 points or 0.02%. The Nasdaq Composite Index closed up 23.99 points, or 0.36 percent, to 6,629.05 points.

The S&P 500 index rose 0.84 points, or 0.03 percent, to 2,562.10.

Stocks fought their way back from early weakness and managed to poke barely into the green, with the Dow and S&P 500 both posting new record closes thanks to a final push in the session's final minutes.

Banks and technology companies had some of the biggest gains as investors cheered strong quarterly results.

The Dow gained 165.59 points, or 0.7 percent, to 23,328.63.

The Nasdaq composite slid 19.15 points, or 0.3 percent, to 6,605.07.

The Nasdaq is up 1,245.94 points, or 23.2 percent. The S&P 600 Small-Cap Index closed at 908.54 for a loss of 3.04 points or 0.33%.

The Dow is up 3,400.44 points, or 17.2 percent.

Technology companies and banks are leading USA stocks slightly lower in early trading on Wall Street. The VIX Volatility Index was lower at 10.05 for a loss of 0.02 points or 0.20%.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 7 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,553.

The Russell 2000 is down 0.61 points, or 0.04 percent.

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