NEW YORK Jan 24 The Standard & Poor's 500 Index unofficially ended higher for a seventh straight trading day on Thursday, but failed to hold above the 1,500 line, held back by Apple's worst day in more than four years.
Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 46 points, or 0.33 percent, to end unofficially at 13,825.33. The S&P 500 Index inched up 0.01 of a point, or 0.00 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,494.82. The Nasdaq Composite Index slipped 23.29 points, or 0.74 percent, to close unofficially at 3,130.38.
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