Except for a modest rally on Thursday, the major U.S. stock indexes traded in a narrow range for the second week in a row. The S&P 500 and the Dow both added around 1% to record their fourth positive week out of the past five and the NASDAQ generated a fractional gain.
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Mixed market U.S. stock indexes started the week on a negative note but shifted in a positive direction on Thursday and Friday. Results varied widely, with the NASDAQ posting a 2.5% total return, the S&P 500 adding 0.3%, and the Dow slipping 1.0%.
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