| January 24th | 2020 9:48AM
Tech companies propel US stocks to early gains; Intel jumps
NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are leading U.S. stocks higher at the open Friday, led by a sharp gain for chipmaker Intel. Investors continue to monitor developments in the international effort to contain the deadly new virus outbreak in China. The S&P 500 rose 4 points, or 0.1%, to 3,330 and the Nasdaq rose 37 points, or 0.4%, to 9,439. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 108 points, or 0.4%, to 29,268.