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US: Wall St opens higher on trade hopes, progress to avert govt shutdown

Published Tue, Feb 12, 2019 · 02:48 PM
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[NEW YORK] US stocks opened higher on Tuesday, buoyed by a tentative deal reached by US lawmakers to avoid another partial government shutdown and as the United States and China expressed optimism about the ongoing trade talks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 98.92 points, or 0.39 per cent, at the open to 25,152.03.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 12.81 points, or 0.47 per cent, at 2,722.61. The Nasdaq Composite gained 50.95 points, or 0.70 per cent, to 7,358.85 at the opening bell.

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