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Bull run in US markets could stick around a while longer

Sceptics say the US stock market has been artificially propped up for a decade by the Fed, noting that it effectively endured a rapid bear market last year when the central bank briefly considered removing the prop.

US STOCKS rose for the ninth straight week as optimism about a trade deal eclipsed another round of disappointing economic data.

That upward momentum could carry through to this week, unless there are spoilers from special investigator Robert Mueller, trade negotiators or retail earnings...

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