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Markets Right Now: Tech, industrials lead US stocks higher

Posted September 15

— The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):

11:45 a.m.

U.S. stocks are edging higher in midday trading on Wall Street, led by more gains for technology and industrial companies.

Apple added 1.4 percent Friday, while Boeing moved up 1.5 percent.

The gains put the Dow Jones industrial average on track for another record high.

Business software maker Oracle slumped 6.5 percent after issuing a disappointing forecast for its cloud computing business.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 2 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,498.

The Dow rose 50 points, or 0.2 percent, to 22,253. The Nasdaq composite increased 24 points, or 0.4 percent, to 6,453.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.20 percent.

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9:35 a.m.

U.S. stock indexes are inching mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street as more gains for Boeing send the Dow Jones industrial average above the record high it reached a day earlier.

Other major indexes were little changed in the first few minute of trading on Friday. Health care stocks were higher, while technology companies fell.

Business software maker Oracle slumped 5.7 percent after issuing a disappointing forecast for its cloud computing business.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down a fraction of a point at 2,495.

The Dow rose 34 points, or 0.2 percent, to 22,237. The Nasdaq composite fell 4 points, or 0.1 percent, to 6,423.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.20 percent.

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