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US stocks open higher

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Stocks on Wall Street have opened higher, with sentiment boosted by well-received results from companies such as P&G and Honeywell.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen 191.69 points to 25,571.14, while the S&P 500 is up 22.95 points at 2,791.73.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq index has climbed 75.35 points to 7,560.49.

Walmart helps lift Wall Street

Wall Street continues to bounce back from last week's sell-off. The three main indexes are up more than 1% as upbeat earnings from blue-chips such as Johnson & Johnson and Goldman Sachs ease jitters over the impact of rising interest rates and tariffs on corporate profits.

All the 11 major S&P sectors were higher. Technology stocks, which led the market sell-off last week, and health stocks jumped more than 2%.

Retail giant Walmart gained 2.1% after saying it expects US online sales to jump about 40% this financial year and that profitability in the business was in "good shape".

The stock had fallen earlier after the retailer cut its profit forecast.

Wall Street opens higher

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We're off and running on Wall Street. In the first few minutes of trade the Dow Jones is up 225.42 points at 25,475.97.

The S&P 500 opened 16.26 points higher at 2,767.05, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 75.65 points to 7,506.39.

Wall Street closes lower

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All three main Wall Street stock market indexes lost ground on Monday. The Dow Jones closed 89.44 points or 0.35% lower at 25,250.55, while the broader-based S&P 500 shed 16.34 points or 0.59%, ending the day at 2,750.79. The tech-focused Nasdaq fell 66.15 points or 0.89% to 7,430.74.

Wall Street heads south

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US shares have opened lower, pressured by rising bond yields and after the International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecasts, squarely blaming the trade war between China and the US.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 17 points, or 0.1%, to 26,469 points, the S&P 500 shed 1.9 points, or 0.1%, to 2,882.5 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 7 points, or 0.1%, to 7,728.5 points.

Mixed close for US stocks

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Technology firms ended the trading day lower in New York.

The Nasdaq fell 0.67%, or 52.50 points, at 7,735.95 - its third consecutive day of declines

The S&P 500 closed marginally higher at 2,887.92 while the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 0.15% at 26,487.06.

Wall Street opens slightly lower

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Wall Street shares have opened slightly lower, as indexes were dragged down by trade war concerns, as well as Italy budget worries, which have hurt financial markets.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now 26.7 points or 0.1% lower to 26,413.25. Top of the losers is Goldman Sachs, which is now down 1% to $225.60.

The S&P 500 slid 2.5 points or 0.1% to 2,911.46. The losers are led by Brighthouse Financial, which has dropped 3.2% to $42.79 after Huber Capital Management reduced its share holdings yesterday in the firm.

And finally, the tech-heavy Nasdaq is 22.7 points or 0.3% down to 8,019.22, thanks to Tesla, which has plunged 11.3% to $272.81 after the SEC announced yesterday that it was investigating Elon Musk for securities fraud over "misleading" statements made on Twitter about taking Tesla private.

Wall Street ends higher

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Wall Street stock indexes have ended higher, boosted by technology stocks and the US Federal Reserve's confidence in the strength of the economy after it raised rates for the third time this year.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 54.65 points higher to 26,439.93.

The S&P 500 ended 26,439.93 points ahead to 2,916.27.

And the tech-heavy Nasdaq finished 51.60 points higher to 8,041.97.