By ALEX VEIGA
AP Business Writer 

US stocks close modestly higher; S&P 500, Dow hit new highs

Technology companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Monday, driving the market to another set of milestones.

 

December 12, 2017



By ALEX VEIGA

AP Business Writer

Technology companies led U.S. stocks modestly higher Monday, driving the market to another set of milestones.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index and Dow Jones industrial average finished at new highs. Both indexes also hit record highs on Friday.

Solid gains by health care companies also helped lift the market, outweighing losses among banks and industrial stocks. Energy stocks rose along with the price of crude oil.

Investors had their eye on bitcoin futures, which made their market debut. But traders were mostly looking ahead to the outcome of Wednesday’s...



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