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What Happened in the Stock Market Today

DATE POSTED:June 8, 2018

After beginning Friday in the red amid tensions between the United States and major allies at the G-7 summit, stocks turned positive to end the week modestly higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) marked its third straight daily gain, while the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) reversed yesterday's minuscule decline.

Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

Consumer staples stocks led the way higher, with the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEMKT: XLP) up 1.2%. Oil stocks pulled back after Thursday's big rally, leaving the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration and Production EFT (NYSEMKT: XOP) down 0.4%.

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