Stocks: Tame End to Great July

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Stocks capped off a stellar July with a mellow trading session Friday after the government reported that the economy shrank again in the second quarter but not as badly as expected.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 17.15 points, or 0.2%,to 9171.61, while the S&P 500 gained 0.72 points, or 0.07%, to 987.47. The Nasdaq Composite fell 5.8 points, or 0.3%, to 1978.5.

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