United States : US: Stocks push higher on trade deal optimism

United States : US: Stocks push higher on trade deal optimism

Apr 04, 2019 (Euclid Infotech Ltd via COMTEX) —

WallStreet stocks rose on Wednesday, shrugging off disappointing economic data to advance amid optimism over US-China trade talks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.2 per cent to 26,218.13.

The broad-based S&P 500 climbed 0.2 per cent to 2,873.40, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 0.6 per cent to 7,895.55.

Hopes remained high that Washington and Beijing could soon reach a major trade agreement that averts higher tariffs.

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