US STOCKS-Tech buoys Wall Street, but energy still weighs
* Chipmaker shares at highest since mid-2001
* HP rises after results, Deere falls
* U.S. markets closed Thursday for Thanksgiving holiday
* Dow flat, S&P up 0.16 pct, Nasdaq up 0.47 pct (Updates prices, changes comment, byline)
By Rodrigo Campos
NEW YORK, Nov 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged up on Wednesday, boosted by tech shares, while the energy sector was once more the largest weight on the market as crude prices continued to flirt with multi-year lows.
Hewlett-Packard, Apple and chipmakers were among the largest advancers, with the PHLX semiconductor index at its highest since mid-2001. Apple gained 0.8 percent while the SOX was last up 1.8 percent.
Trading was relatively light, with some market participants already out for the Thanksgiving holiday. The stock market will be closed on Thursday, while Friday will be a half-day session.
U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in October and a measure of business spending plans fell for a second straight month, but consumer confidence was near a 7-1/2-year high suggesting the economy remains resilient in the face of faltering global demand. Continuación...