STOCKS STAY PUT: Here's what you need to know

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Stocks swung between green and red Wednesday, finishing largely unchanged after oil took a tumble and the threat of a possible government shutdown if no government spending deal is reached this week.

Here’s the scoreboard:

  • S&P 500: 2,628.59 (-0.04%)
  • Dow: 24,152.50 (-0.12%)
  • Nasdaq: 6,778.031 (+0.23%)
  • Oil: $US55.89 (-2.73%)
  • 10-year treasury bond: 2.35% (-0.83)
  1. UnitedHealth Group Inc said it would buy kidney care services provider DaVita Inc’s medical unit for about $US4.9 billion cash, as the health insurer looks to expand operations in outpatient care services.
  2. Home Depot is buying back $US15 billion worth of its stock from shareholders.
  3. Major Wall Street firms, including Goldman Sachs, say to expect more M&A activity in 2018 thanks to the GOP tax plan and robust cash levels.
  4. Tim Cook gave a big speech about apps in China, but the stock stayed flat.

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