Stocks edge up as investors keep eye on Washington
By MATTHEW CRAFT
NEW YORK (AP) - Apple and other technology companies led the stock market up for the second day in a row Thursday.
The gains came a day after Apple took its worst fall in four years. In separate interviews, CEO Tim Cook said Apple will produce one of its Mac computers in the United States next year and will spend $100 million in 2013 to shift production of the line from China.
The tech giant's stock gained $8.45 to $547.24
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 39.55 points to close at 13,074.04. Intel led the Dow, rising 31 cents to $20.16.
Trader Thomas McCauley, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. The U.S. stock market wobbled between small gains and losses in early trading Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)