Friday, 27 September 2013


The S&P 500 and Dow snapped five-day losing streaks on Thursday on positive job market data but gains were limited as investors worried if Washington lawmakers would pass bills to avoid a government shutdown and possible US debt default on time.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 55.04 points, or 0.36 percent, at 15,328.30. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 5.90 points, or 0.35 percent, at 1,698.67. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 26.33 points, or 0.70 percent, at 3,787.43.