Shares of telecommunications companies rose as weak inflation data was interpreted as staying the Federal Reserve's hand on interest-rate hikes.
Ciena shares slid after the maker of network equipment forecast earnings short of some investors' expectations.
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French conglomerate Bouygues swung to a profit in the first half of the year, helped by a strong performance from its telecom unit.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
August 31, 2017 16:37 ET (20:37 GMT)