Shares of tech companies ticked up ahead of some key earnings reports.
One brokerage said tech will likely continue to see outsized growth. "Our view remains that the late-cycle equity bull market will continue to be led by disruptive technology," Credit Suisse analysts wrote in a research note.
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Shares of Facebook were little changed ahead of the social network's quarterly report, which came after the closing bell. Facebook reported a 71% jump in second-quarter profit.
Amazon.com, which also reports earnings this week, aims to fill 50,000 new positions in the U.S. by hosting a giant job fair next week, as it aims to make good on a promise to hire 130,000 full- and part-time employees by mid 2018.
Electronic Arts rose after analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch boosted their rating on the computer-game maker.
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July 26, 2017 17:35 ET (21:35 GMT)