Economic data and Apple push Nasdaq higher
The Nasdaq Composite rose on Thursday as technology shares benefited from strong economic data and Apple Inc climbed on expectations for strong sales momentum for its iPhone.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 11.06 points, or 0.08 per cent, at 13,566.24. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 0.56 points, or 0.04 per cent, at 1,525.43.
The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 11.70 points, or 0.44 per cent, at 2,656.65.