Markets Right Now: Tech, energy lead early stock gains

Posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

9:35 a.m.

Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street led by gains in technology and energy companies.

Apple rose 1.3% in the first few minutes after the opening bell Monday.

Energy companies were rising along with the price of crude oil. Schlumberger climbed 1.7%.

Equifax rose 1.5% after a settlement was announced calling for the company to pay up to $700 million over a huge data breach two years ago that exposed personal information of nearly 150 million people.

The S&P 500 index rose 7 points, or 0.2%, to 2,984.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 45 points, or 0.2%, to 27,199. The Nasdaq climbed 31 points, or 0.4%, to 8,177.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 2.03%.

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