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7591.26
+32.67
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20531.15
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556.05
+3.10
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5379.65
+34.72
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12331.30
+120.75
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3393.67
+20.73
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9468.60
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US markets % change Value
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+0.35%
25758.69
+89.37
+0.06%
7821.01
+4.68
+0.24%
2857.05
+6.92
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+0.87%
38278.75
+330.87
+0.27%
27673.52
+75.50
-0.03%
22192.45
-6.55
As of 02:58 21 Aug 2018

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Brent Crude Oil Futures
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WTI Crude Oil Futures
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1176.70
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1178.40
-2.00
Natural Gas
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Natural Gas (Henry Hub Futures)
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2.96
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As of 03:01 21 Aug 2018

(Open): US markets opened higher after well-received results from Apple and other companies.

The Dow Jones rose 71.54 points to 16,471.21.

The broader S&P 500 index was up 18.95 points, or 1%, at 1,922.96 and the Nasdaq index climbed 42.41 points to 4,358.48.

Shares in Apple rose 2.2% to $101.97 after the tech giant reported better-than-expected fourth quarter results late on Monday.

Apple posted earnings of $8.47bn (£5.24bn), a 13% rise from the same period a year earlier, helped by strong sales of its new iPhone 6 models,

Harley-Davidson shares jumped more than 5% after it reported third-quarter profits of $150.1m. Although this was down from a year ago, it beat expectations.

The motorbike maker also said it sold 73,217 new bikes in the quarter, up from 70,517 a year earlier.

However, Coca-Cola shares fell 5.7% after it reported a fall in third quarter profits. Net income dropped to $2.1bn, down from $2.4bn a year earlier.