Dow ends at 2nd straight record but Nasdaq falls


New York (AFP) – The Dow rode a wave of bullish investor sentiment to a second straight record Friday, while the Nasdaq declined on weakness in semiconductor stocks and some tech giants.

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 26,718.81, up 0.2 percent, adding to its record of Thursday, which was its first all-time high since January.

The broad-based S&P 500 slipped 0.1 percent to 2,043.30, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 0.5 percent to 7,986.38.