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The S&P 500 was up 0.3% in midday trading to 2,823.97.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.5% to 25,822.15.

The Nasdaq was up 0.5% to 7,705.52.

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The yield on a 10-year Treasury bond was up 1.1 % to 2.42%.

The price of gold rose 0.4% to $1,300.

The price of oil was up 1.3% to $60.04 a barrel.


The Ensign Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG) in Mission Viejo was up 3.8% to $51.63 with a market cap of $2.7 billion. The S&P 500 Health Care Index also climbed today 0.26%. Shares of the company, which runs assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, are up 35% this year.


Newport Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) was down 4.4% to $3.05 with a market cap of $621 million. Shares of the company, which runs natural gas fueling stations for fleets of taxis, buses and other vehicles, are still up 37% since March 12 when it reported fourth quarter results.