Communications services companies rose as traders rotated back into growth sectors amid growing optimism about earnings.
Shares of Netflix rose as investors looked past a controversy about Dave Chappelle's latest comedy special on the streaming service.
A union representing film and television crews said it would strike on Monday unless a deal for a new contract is reached with producers.
Public-relations firm Sard Verbinnen & Co. has agreed to merge with rival Finsbury Glover Hering in a move that will create a major new player in the business of advising companies on deals, crises and other critical situations.
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