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VOL. 40 | NO. 3 | Friday, January 15, 2016

US stocks rise, led by utilities and telecom companies

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks struggled to close with meager gains, narrowly avoiding another down day.

Safe-play stocks like utilities and telecommunications companies were the biggest gainers on Tuesday as the market comes off its worst opening to a year in history.

Energy stocks fared poorly as the price of oil took another tumble. U.S. crude sank $1 to a little under $29 a barrel, its lowest price since 2003.

Tiffany sank 5 percent after the company reported weak holiday sales for jewelry.

The Dow Jones industrial average edged up 27 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,016.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out a gain of a point, less than 0.1 percent, to 1,881. The Nasdaq composite gave up 11 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,476.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0