Stocks mostly higher, but techs drag on Apple concerns

|By:, SA News Editor

Stocks finished mostly higher, with the S&P 500 racking up a seventh straight gain, but the Nasdaq fell amid Apple's sharp slide.

Syria worries have receded into the background, and next week's FOMC policy meeting is now first on investors' radar.

The tech sector trailed, with Apple -5.4% on analyst worries that its new lower-priced iPhone isn't cheap enough to win many buyers in emerging markets.

Oil prices rose 0.2% to $107.56 after two days of declines, gold fell $0.20 to $1,363.80; Treasurys rallied after a strong auction, with the 10-year yield slipping to 2.92%.