U.S. Stocks Eke Out Gains Post-Greek Elections

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U.S. stocks ended Monday's choppy trading session with small gains, as investors mostly shrugged off the Greek election results which brought the leftist Syriza party to power. The relative calm in global equity markets was attributed largely to lingering effects of the quantitative easing program announced by the European Central Bank last week, which overshadowed election results in Greece. After switching between small gains and losses, the main indexes closed marginally higher. The S&P 500 ended 5.24 points, or 0.3%, higher at 2,057.07. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 6.1 points to 17,678.70. The Nasdaq Composite ended the day up 13.88 points, or 0.3%, at 4,771.76.

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