July 5 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. stocks erased declines, led higher by energy producers, as oil’s rally to a three-week high was enough to overcome Portugal losing its investment-grade credit rating at Moody’s Investors Service.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose 0.1 percent to 1,340.40 at 3:25 p.m. in New York. It slumped as much as 0.4 percent earlier. Energy stocks in the measure rallied 0.7 percent as crude climbed 2.1 percent to $96.89 a barrel.
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