Dow Ends Day Up 13

S&P 500, Nasdaq both down
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 6, 2015 3:22 PM CDT
Dow Ends Day Up 13
Jay Woods, with Goldman Sachs, center, works with other stock traders at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

A rally in energy stocks wasn't enough to lift the broader market, leaving indexes mostly lower at the closing bell Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 13 points, less than 0.1%, to 16,790. It jumped 304 points the day before. The Standard & Poor's 500 fell seven points, or 0.4%, to 1,979. The Nasdaq composite fell 32 points, or 0.7%, to 4,748.

Chevron, ConocoPhillips, and other energy companies rose sharply as the price of crude oil jumped 5%. DuPont soared 8% after its embattled CEO said she would retire. Biotechnology companies had another tumble. Investors are worried about pushback the industry's drug pricing practices. Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.03%. (More Dow Jones stories.)

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