Wall Street shares have jumped on open, due to positive December manufacturing data, as well as hopes that the US-China trade war will soon dissipate.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is 304.3 points or 1.3% higher to 24,511.42. Top of the winners is chemical firm DowDuPont, rising 1.9% to $58.12. Yesterday the firm's agriculture division Corteva Agriscience announced plans to launch its soybean technology system in the US, Canada and Brazil this year.
The S&P 500 is 20 points or 0.8% up to 2,635.96, led by clothing retailer VF, which has soared 13.4% to $83.10 after strong earnings results.
And finally, the tech-heavy Nasdaq is 28.8 points or 0.4% ahead to 7,113.24. JB Hunt Transportation Services is top of the index, up 6% to $106, after reporting a rise in revenues.