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US: Earnings, Microsoft boost Wall St as investors await stimulus


[NEW YORK] Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Monday as Microsoft's pursuit of TikTok's US operations and a clutch of upbeat quarterly earnings reports lifted sentiment in the absence of a fiscal coronavirus relief deal.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.00 points, or 0.43 per cent, at the open to 26,542.32.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 17.14 points, or 0.52 per cent, at 3,288.26. The Nasdaq Composite gained 103.36 points, or 0.96 per cent, to 10,848.64 at the opening bell. 



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