S&P 500 index ticks higher, breaking a 3-day losing streak

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Stocks managed small gains on Wall Street Wednesday following a mixed set of reports on the economy. The S&P 500 inched up 0.1%, enough to break a three-day losing streak.
The resurgent pandemic is pushing governments around the country and world to bring back varying degrees of restrictions on businesses. Those, plus lost sales for companies from customers scared to do business amid the pandemic, are dragging the economy down following its initial bounce-back from its springtime plunge. A new, potentially more infectious coronavirus strain…
STAN CHOE and ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writers
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