Loading…
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: 12/23/2013

Stocks edge higher at beginning of holiday week

ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK — Stocks are higher in midday trading on Wall Street at the beginning of a slow holiday week.

Apple rose 3 percent after striking a deal to bring the iPhone to China Mobile, the world’s largest cell phone carrier.

Darden, which runs Red Lobster and Olive Garden, rose 6 percent after activist investor Starboard Value took a stake in the company.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 82 points, or 0.5 percent, to 16,303 points just before noon today.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 was up 10 points, or 0.6 percent, to 1,829. The Nasdaq composite rose 37 points, 0.9 percent, to 4,142.

U.S. stock trading will close early on Tuesday and remain closed on Wednesday for Christmas.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.91 percent.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories