US STOCKS-Wall St edges up as Intel leads gains in tech

viernes 13 de junio de 2014 14:37 GYT
 

* Dow, S&P set for lower week after three weeks of gains

* Intel up on outlook, OpenTable soars on Priceline deal

* Oil remains in focus as Iraq violence continues

* Indexes up: Dow 0.1 pct, S&P 500 0.2 pct, Nasdaq 0.3 pct (Updates to afternoon session)

By Angela Moon

NEW YORK, June 13 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged up on Friday, boosted by bullish news from the tech sector, but major indexes remained on track to snap a multi-week string of gains.

Intel Corp was one of the S&P 500's biggest gainers and one of Nasdaq's most active name, but overall gains were capped as investors remained cautious about violence in Iraq, which has taken oil prices to their highest since September.

Analysts are worried about the impact a protracted period of high commodity prices could have on economic growth, especially with indexes near record levels.

President Barack Obama said on Friday he needs several days to determine how the United States will help Iraq deal with a militant insurgency, but he ruled out sending U.S. troops back into combat and said any intervention would be contingent on Iraqi leaders becoming more involved.   Continuación...