Shares of manufacturing and transportation companies rose amid deal activity.
Northrop Grumman agreed to buy Orbital ATK for $7.8 billion, as the defense contractor seeks more exposure to space technology amid expectations of more military installations in space.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
September 18, 2017 16:41 ET (20:41 GMT)