Industrials and energy boost Dow, S&P but Nasdaq skids

S&P, Dow open higher after two sessions of losses

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow and S&P 500 advanced on Thursday to halt a two-session losing skid, buoyed by gains in industrial and energy shares as U.S. Treasury yields eased, while the Nasdaq lost ground for a third straight session.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 164.7 points, or 0.66 percent, to 24,962.48, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 2.63 points, or 0.10 percent, to 2,703.96, and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 8.14 points, or 0.11 percent, to 7,210.09.

Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Leslie Adler

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