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What Happened in the Stock Market Today

DATE POSTED:January 9, 2019

Stocks rose Wednesday on optimism that interest rate increases will slow. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) ended the session up modestly.

Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

The price of crude oil surged over 5%, lifting energy shares; the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT: XOP) jumped 2.2%. Homebuilding stocks had a good day, with the iShares US Home Construction ETF (NYSEMKT: ITB) rising 3.3%.

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