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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Tech boosts Wall St, counters energy sector swoon

NEW YORK, July 5 (Reuters) - A steep drop in oil prices dragged the energy sector lower and kept the Dow and S&P 500 in check on Wednesday, while the Nasdaq was buoyed by gains in the technology sector.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.06 point, or 0 percent, to 21,479.33, the S&P 500 gained 3.54 points, or 0.15 percent, to 2,432.55 and the Nasdaq Composite added 40.80 points, or 0.67 percent, to 6,150.86. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by James Dalgleish)