Dow Ratchets Higher on Gains in Banking and Energy, Nasdaq Underwater as Tech Shares Slump

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The Dow continues to gain altitude on Thursday as another strong performance in the energy complex drives the blue chip index towards Wednesday's record high.

Oil futures are again posting outsized gains a day after the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed to a production cut to stabilize crude oil prices . Additionally, upbeat data on the manufacturing sector coupled with a rebound in shares of oil producers is giving the financial sector a boost on expectations for a December rate hike, and improved profits for oil companies.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite are trading lower with technology and consumer staples weighing.

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