Tech stocks drive Nasdaq higher; Dow, S&P flat


(Reuters) – The Dow and the S&P 500 were little changed, while the Nasdaq was firmly higher, propped up by the high-flying technology trio of Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The S&P tech sector .SPLRCT was up 0.2 percent. Tech stocks have been at the center of a sharp recovery in the S&P since a market rout in February, driving the index close to its record high.

Shares of Apple (AAPL.O) rose 1 percent, while those of Amazon (AMZN.O) were up 0.5 percent and Microsoft (



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