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US stocks mixed ahead of early close for Christmas


December 25, 2019

Major U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses Tuesday morning in muted trading ahead of an early close for the Christmas holiday.

Industrial and health care stocks were the biggest decliners. Cintas lost 1.2% and Edwards Lifesciences fell 1.1%.

Those losses outweighed broad gains for retailers , restaurant chains and other companies that rely on consumer spending. Home Depot rose 0.7%, Ross Stores added 0.9% and Yum Brands rose 0.4%.

Homebuilders bounced back Tuesday after falling broadly the day before following a disappointing home sales report. Lennar climbed 1.8% and...

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