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Energy leads U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish

Energy leads U.S. stock indexes to a mostly higher finish

A listless day on Wall Street finished with U.S. stocks eking out small gains Friday, as strength in energy, phone and industrial companies offset losses elsewhere.

Real estate and utilities companies were among the biggest decliners. Some health insurers bounced back after Sen. John McCain said he wouldn’t support the latest Republican effort to roll back the Affordable Care Act. A new round of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea helped send bond yields lower, which weighed on banks and other financial stocks.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 1.62 points, or 0.06%, to 2,502.22. The Dow Jones industrial average shed 9.64 points, or 0.04%, to 22,349.59. The...

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