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New York - US stocks managed small gains on Thursday despite a hit to major automaker from poor sales in May.

Shares of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler all took hits from the worse-than-expected slowdown across the US auto industry, with Fiat Chrysler the only one of the three to score a net gain for the month.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day a hair higher at 17 789.67 points.

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