U.S. stocks edged higher and the Dow closed at a record high as solid economic data overshadowed the concerns about Europe's stability that were sparked by a rejection of Italy's vote on Sunday to reform existing constitutional rules. In economic news, oil prices edged up, building on last week's sharp rally brought on by an OPEC deal to cut production. In corporate news, Amazon opened a brick-and-mortar grocery store in Seattle without lines or checkout counters, kicking off new competition with supermarket chains. In bond market news, U.S. bond prices closed lower.
The best-performing sector was: Financials
While the worst-performing sector was: Health Care
The Dow Jones Industrial Average* was up 45.82 at 19,216.24
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 12.76 at 2,204.71
The NASDAQ Composite Index was up 53.24 at 5,308.89
Volume on the New York Stock Exchange was moderate, with 942.29 million shares traded. Advancers outnumbered decliners by roughly a 4-to-1 margin.
The spot price of gold fell $7.20 to $1,170.05
The spot price of silver rose $0.01 to $16.75
And crude oil prices rose fell $0.57 to $51.11
The 30-year Treasury yield closed at 3.07%
And the 10-year Treasury yield finished at 2.40%
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