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What Happened in the Stock Market Today

DATE POSTED:January 11, 2019

Stock ended a positive week with the major benchmarks essentially flat Friday after a low-volume trading session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) and the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC) had small losses, but advancing issues outnumbered decliners.

Data source: Yahoo! Finance.

Energy was the weakest sector, with the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (NYSEMKT: XOP) losing 1.1%. Meanwhile, the semiconductor industry was among the day's bright spots, and the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ: SOXX) closed 1.1% higher.

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