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WALL STREET INSIGHT

Strong US earnings buoy stocks, but will optimism last?

Can the US economy retain its growth rate in the face of mounting trade tensions with China?

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Some strategists argue that even in the worst-case scenario, the trade war with China will not derail growth.

US stocks rose slightly last week, and the Standard & Poor's 500 was on the cusp of new records as investors disregarded mounting trade tensions with China and focused on strong US earnings and a "Goldilocks"-style employment report.

This week, stocks could drift higher as the August...

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