Stocks ended higher on Wall Street Wednesday, bringing the S&P 500 to the brink of another record high. The benchmark index climbed 0.4% for its sixth gain in a row.
Anthem and Abbott Laboratories helped lead gains among health care stocks after turning in solid quarterly earnings reports.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Wednesday:
Canadian National Railway Co., up $6.50 to $130.79.
The railroad operator beat Wall Street's third-quarter profit and revenue forecasts.
WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — A company that makes COVID-19 testing kits is laying off as many as 400 workers at two locations in Maine because of a decline in demand.
About 300 Abbott Laboratories workers will be laid off in Westbrook, the mayor told WMTW-TV.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that traded heavily or had substantial price changes Tuesday:
Quanta Services Inc., up $1.10 to $96.45.
The infrastructure company's Luma Energy joint venture with Canadian Utilities Limited started operating Puerto Rico's power grid.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department warned Tuesday about an unusual cybersecurity flaw for one manufacturer's implantable heart devices that it said could allow hackers to remotely take control of a person's defibrillator or pacemaker.