Stocks Ended Mostly Higher, Driven by Apple, Tech

U.S. stocks closed mostly higher on Thursday on the back of strong technology shares as Apple Inc. became the first U.S. company to hit a $1 trillion market capitalization. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 7.66 points, or 0.03%, to 25,326.16. The S&P 500 gained 13.86 points, or 0.49%, to 2,827.22. The Nasdaq Composite added 95.40 points, or 1.24%, to 7,802.69.

Oil futures finished higher Thursday, as data reportedly showing a dip in stockpiles at the domestic delivery hub at Cushing, Okla., helped provide a boost to prices. September West Texas Intermediate crude rose $1.30, or 1.9%, to settle at $68.96 a barrel. October Brent crude added $1.06, or 1.5%, to $73.45 a barrel.

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