Dow Gains 41; Nasdaq Climbs 18
NEW YORK (AP) _ The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 41 points in today’s early going. Advancers on the New York Stock Exchange hold a 8-7 lead over decliners.
The Nasdaq Composite Index is also ahead 18 points and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Stock Index is up six points.
One of the stocks doing exceptionally well is Human Genome Sciences, which is up about 12 percent on news of its intention to start human trials for its B-lymphocyte stimulator. If all goes according to plan, it could restore immune system antibodies in patients who don’t have any.