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NEW YORK (AP) — Modest gains have wrapped up another quiet week for the stock market. Banks and other stocks climbed today after a report of more gains in hiring last month, the latest signal that the economy is humming along. The S&P 500 added over 4 points to close at 2,476. The Dow rose more than 66 points to 22,092.. The Nasdaq climbed 11 points, to 6,351. And the Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gained 7 points to end the day at 1,412.
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil futures are up today. Benchmark U.S. crude rose 55 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $49.58 per barrel in New York. At the same time, Brent crude, the international standard, added 41 cents to $52.42 a barrel in London.
NEW YORK (AP) — Blue Apron is closing a facility in New Jersey that puts together and ships out its ready-to-cook meal kits, and says that about 470 workers may lose their jobs if they don't chose to transfer to another facility in the state. The New York-based meal-kit seller, which became a public company about a month ago, says it offered the 1,270 employees at a Jersey City site the option to transfer to a new facility in Linden.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured when a network of pipes collapsed outside a Rolls-Royce aircraft-engine assembly plant in Indianapolis. The collapse left a 200-foot-long line of large pipes and support structures toppled outside a building. The company says some pipes carry steam and one carries pressurized air for testing jet engines. Rolls-Royce employs about 4,000 workers in Indianapolis.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the nation's largest public utility to dig up coal ash at a Tennessee power plant and move it to a lined waste site where it doesn't risk further polluting the Cumberland River. The judge in Nashville ruled today in favor of two environmental groups, saying coal ash storage at Tennessee Valley Authority's Gallatin Fossil Plant is leaking pollutants into the river and violating the Clean Water Act.
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