Stocks pare their losses as health care companies climb
Associated Press -------- After falling sharply in the morning, U.S. stock indexes clawed back and were down only modestly in afternoon trading. A run higher for hospital stocks helped to stem losses for banks and other financial stocks. The dollar also pared its losses against other currencies. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 3 points, or 0.1 percent, at 2,341 as of 2 p.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 41 points, or 0.2 percent, to 20,555. The Nasdaq composite rose 10 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,839. AFTERNOON COMEBACK: Indexes had been down much more sharply early Monday on worries that the Trump White House may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought. The S&P 500 had been down as much as 0.9 percent. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.