Stocks closed higher to begin the new month. In economic news, construction spending rose 1% in July vs. an expected drop of 0.7%.
Dow Jones finished +216 at 28,645
S&P 500 finished +26 at 3,526
NASDAQ finished +164 at 11,939
The 10 Year Treasury closed down 1 basis point yielding 0.67%
Oil prices closed up $0.26 ending at $42.87 a barrel
Gold prices closed down $1.90 ending at $1,976 an ounce
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