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Stocks turn slightly higher, helped by health care companies

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, an American flag flies in front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. U.S. stocks started slightly lower early Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, as the price of oil tumbled almost 4 percent. That took energy companies sharply lower. Health care companies climbed after a strong outlook from UnitedHealth Group. Tiffany jumped after it reported better quarterly results than analysts expected. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) More

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were moving slightly higher in afternoon trading Tuesday, as health-care companies rallied on the results of UnitedHealth Group, outweighing declines in energy companies as the price of crude oil fell.

Tiffany jumped after it reported better quarterly results than analysts expected.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 19 points, or 0.1 percent, to 19,117 as of 3:22 p.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index increased 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,206. The Nasdaq composite added 16 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,385, slightly below...


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