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United States stock indexes mostly lower in afternoon trading

United States stock indexes mostly lower in afternoon trading United States stock indexes mostly lower in afternoon trading
Malita Javier | 10 Junio, 2017, 07:02

Even with the sell-off in technology stocks, the Dow Jones industrial average and the Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks closed higher, each setting new highs.

Facebook Inc (FB.O) fell 3.3 percent, its biggest decline since November 2016, and Alphabet (GOOGL.O) ended down 3.4 percent, its worst day since June 2016.

Tech stocks, which have done far better than other industries this year, fell sharply.

But the financials and energy groups, which have lagged YTD, kept overall losses in check with respective gains of 1.9% and 2.5%, displaying the sector rotation trade in play today.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,444 as of 11:44 a.m.

May to form govt. despite Tory slide
Instead they will have to get the support of another party , so that together they have enough seats to make a government. The Conservatives remained the largest party but fell short of the 326 seats required to secure a majority government.

The Russell 2000 rose 16.32 points, or 1.2 percent.

Oil prices traded higher as Brent crude futures rose 0.40 percent to trade at $48.05 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures rose 0.31 percent to trade at $45.78 a barrel.

Benchmark U.S. crude gained 19 cents to close at $45.83 a barrel in NY. The stock slid $1.78 to $12. The stock lost 64 cents to $17.68. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.2 percent at 5,687.70.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude gained 19 cents to close at $45.83 a barrel in NY. Wholesale gasoline rose a penny to $1.50 per gallon.

USA stocks had started the session strong after the results of the United Kingdom election, where British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority. The dollar strengthened to 110.22 yen from 109.94 yen late Thursday.

Trump tells Qatar to stop funding terrorism
The State Department had said the US learned only at the last minute about the Arab nations' plan to cut ties. He demanded that Qatar, as well as the other nations, take steps to curtail support for terrorism.

The pound weakened to 1.2724 dollars from 1.2943 dollars. Heating oil rose 1 cent to $1.42 per gallon. The euro weakened to 1.1195 dollars from 1.1222 dollars.

METALS: Gold fell $8.10 to $1,271.40 per ounce.

Comerica gained 2.1 percent shortly after the opening bell Friday, while Chesapeake Energy increased 2 percent. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.4 percent as Britain went to the polls in a general election.

Germany's DAX rose 0.8%, while France's CAC 40 gained 0.7%.

ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.5 percent to finish at 20,013.26, while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.8 percent to 2,381.69. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.3 percent.

Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency
Moving toward reducing emissions and using renewable energy can contribute to job creation and market growth. Texas, which produces the lion's share of the country's wind power, also swung in favor of Trump.

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