Markets Edge Up Again, Claiming Record Ground

Dow rises 96
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 23, 2019 3:02 PM CST
Markets Edge Up Again, Claiming Record Ground
In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo trader Gregory Rowe, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Stocks closed Monday with modest gains, lifting the market's major indexes to record highs, per the AP. Trading was mostly muted as investors look ahead to a shortened holiday week. The S&P 500 rose 2 points to 3,224; the Dow rose 96 points to 28,551; and the Nasdaq rose 20 points to 8,945. Boeing jumped after the company said its CEO was resigning immediately as the crisis related to its 737 Max aircraft drags on. Homebuilders, on the other hand, were broadly lower after the Commerce Department said new home sales increased in November at a slower rate than analysts expected. (More stock market stories.)

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