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US stocks move higher as health care and industrials rise

Trader John Panin works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street after China reported a surprise drop in exports to the U.S. last month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) NYRD105 NYRD105

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Thursday as health care and industrial companies rise. Defense contractors are rising after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will develop a new space-based missile defense system. Banks are slipping as Morgan Stanley drops after its fourth-quarter results fell short of Wall Street's expectations. Smaller companies...

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How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Banks surged Wednesday following strong results from a slew of financial companies, and U.S. stocks finished broadly higher. Concerns about trade tensions between the U.S....