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Stocks Fluctuate as Biotech Gains, Energy Drops

Stocks fluctuated on Monday as a rally in health care names countered losses in the energy sector.

The S&P 500 was flat, the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.04%, and the Nasdaq rose 0.54%.

Biogen (BIIB) and Ionis (IONS) lifted the biotech sector after announcing developments in their joint treatment for spinal muscular atrophy. Late-stage study data showed statistically significant improvement in a number of motor functions in those...