Shares of technology companies rose slightly as stimulus hopes offset antitrust worries.
Shares of Google parent Alphabet initially declined before rebounding after the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit in Washington, D.C., alleging that Google uses anti-competitive tactics to preserve a monopoly for its flagship search engine and related advertising business, illegally choking off potential competition.
International Business Machines shares rose after mixed earnings. The computer-services giant's chief executive, Arvind Krishna, said it hopes to double sales at its Red Hat open-source software unit in the next three years, speaking at the WSJ Tech Live conference.
Ride-hailing concern Uber Technologies is considering an overhaul of its business in California if voters reject a ballot measure that would prevent the ride-hailing company's drivers from being classified as employees.
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