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U.S. stocks rise slightly in thin trading

U.S. main stock indexes were slightly up in early trading on Wednesday, supported by gains in healthcare stocks and a slight surge in technology shares.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked up 0.07 percent, to 24,762.74.

The S&P 500 advanced 0.056333 percent, to 2,682.01.

The Nasdaq Composite inched up 0.07 percent, to 6,941.28.

Stock indexes traded in a narrow range without a fresh triggers for moving shares either up or down. The Dow is aiming to avoid a three-day fall, which would become its weakest streak since Sep. 26.

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