Stocks traded choppy today but ended with the major indices in positive territory. The Labor Department’s weekly jobless claims report showed that another 870,000 workers filed new unemployment claims, slightly above Wall Street’s estimates.
Dow Jones finished +52 at 26,815
S&P 500 finished +10 at 3,246
NASDAQ finished +39 at 10,672
The 10 Year Treasury closed down 1 basis point yielding 0.66%
Oil prices closed up $0.31 ending at $40.24 a barrel
Gold prices closed up $4.40 ending at $1,872 an ounce
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