STOCKS SMASH RECORDS: U.S. Stocks Edge Up, Buoyed by Tech Sector

From Wall Street Journal:

U.S. stock indexes edged higher as gains in shares of technology companies offset losses in the energy sector.

Stocks have generally risen in recent sessions, buoyed by corporate earnings reports pointing to health in U.S. companies. While bets on tax cuts from the Trump administration helped major indexes surge after the election, many investors say future stock gains are likely to be driven by earnings, not policy bets.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 6 points, or 0.03%, to 20981 on Thursday. The S&P 500 rose less than 0.1% and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.4%, notching a fresh closing high.

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