Wednesday, October 03, 2012 4:46 pm
News Summary: Stocks creep up; H-P takes a dive
By The Associated Press
OIL: Concerns over an economic slowdown in Europe, China and the U.S. helped push the price of oil down $3.75 to $88.14 a barrel. Chevron and other energy stocks slumped.
THE FINAL SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained five points to close at 1,451. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 12 points to 13,495.