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Dow Climbs Leading Major Market Indexes to Close Out Shortened Trading Week

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Stocks were indicated to close mostly higher Thursday to close out the shortened trading week as the Dow Jones Industrial Average was outperforming other major market indexes.

In late trading, UnitedHealth ( UNH ) and Travelers ( TRV ) were helping power the Dow higher by about 0.5%. UnitedHealth was up 2.6%, starting to recover after its recent slump. Travelers was up 2.4% after the insurance gian t report ed earnings and revenue that beat expectations. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% while the Nasdaq Composite Index was off fractionally.

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