Markets Right Now: S&P 500 breaks a 4-day losing streak

US stock indexes perked higher on Thursday following a almost weeklong lull, and the Standard & Poor's 500 rose for the first time in five days.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 109 points, or 0.5 percent, to 24,180.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 7.71 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,636.98. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index advanced 36.47 points, or 0.5%, to 6,812.84.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.36 percent.

The Dow Jones industrials rose 4 points, less than 0.1 percent, to 24,294. The Nasdaq composite rose 48 points, or 0.7 percent, to 6,824.

The S&P 500 has fallen for the last four days.

Google parent Alphabet rose 2 percent and Microsoft gained 1.5 percent.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note slipped to 2.33 percent.

Chipmaker Broadcom rose 3.1 percent in early trading Thursday after reporting a strong quarter.

The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 24,293.

Medical device maker Boston Scientific rose 1.7 percent early Tuesday and drugmaker AbbVie rose 1.3 percent.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up a point at 2,630.

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