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22 April 2017, 12:48 | Jan Cross
Seven of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with the industrials index's .SPLRCI 1.2 percent rise leading the advancers, helped by gains in CSX Corp CSX.O .
At 10:39 a.m. ET the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 70.46 points, or 0.35 percent, at 20,474.95, the S&P 500 was up 6.08 points, or 0.26 percent, at 2,344.25.
Gains in shares of American Express and those of Goldman Sachs, recently up 5.5 per cent and 1.8 per cent respectively, led the Dow higher. (AXP), after the credit-card giant reported strong corporate earnings late Wednesday. "Our first quarter performance marks a good start to the year with momentum in the consumer and commercial businesses in the USA and in key markets internationally", Kenneth Chenault, chief executive officer, said in a statement.
"First-quarter earnings season for the S&P 500, while admittedly still unfolding, appears to be positioning well for upside surprises that could deliver earnings growth of around 9%, in line with consensus expectations and perhaps even better than that", said John Stoltzfus, chief investment strategist at Oppenheimer.
The S&P 500 is up 26.89 points, or 1.2 percent.
Philip Morris PM.N fell 3.8 percent to $109.53 after the tobacco maker's first-quarter profit forecast fell below estimates.
Former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu passes away at 44
Ehiogu won the third of his League Cup medals with Boro, who visit Vitality Stadium for a Premier League clash tomorrow. Ex-England defender Sol Campbell described Ehiogu as "one of my East London mates of old" and "a true defender".
95% engineers in India unfit for software development jobs
Times have become tougher with the tightening visa regimes in the United States and other countries like Australia and Singapore. Ms Mazumdar-Shaw also holds key positions in various industry, educational, government and professional bodies.
Anxiety over France's upcoming election is rising after a terrorist shooting on the Champs-Elysees forced an early end to the campaign.
Our first quarter performance marks a good start to the year with momentum in the consumer and commercial businesses in the U.S. and in key markets internationally. "Markets are trying to get their heads around whether that will actually affect company earnings".
The Conference Board's United States leading indicators index rose more than expected in March, with the index lifting 0.4% versus the 0.2% expected.
The Nasdaq composite surged 53.74 points, or 0.9 percent, to 5,916.78.
France: Uncertainty surrounds France's presidential election set for Sunday as there are several front-runners, including Marine Le Pen of the far-right National Front and Centrist Emmanuel Macron.
Kevin Durant should sit out entire series if he needs to
The Warriors lost depth by signing Durant; they aren't the same team that won 73 games and almost the championship without him. Golden State is lauded for its brilliant offensive performances, but its defense has been a hallmark of the Warriors' rise.
Root to play first championship game for Yorkshire in a year
Yorkshire could have done with something different in their attack such as Brooks' wicket-taking ability or Plunkett's extra pace. Hampshire recovered from the early setback to reach lunch at 75-1 from 30 overs, with Vince and opener Jimmy Adams watchful.
Honda plans Rs. 1600 cr. spending to add bikes
Honda will also ramp up its premium segment presence by bringing in Africa Twin, a 1000 cc sports bike, soon. BS VI norms will make India quality match the world's most stringent quality standards.
'Mother of all Bombs' mission was 'very successful'
Now, in Afghanistan , he has opted for a "super weapon", the second largest of the United States military's non-nuclear bombs. But the Obama administration was also accused of "micromanaging" by requiring high-level approval for many strikes.
Venezuela seizes nation's only GM factory
General Motors said Thursday it will stop doing business in Venezuela after authorities took control of its only factory there. The cash-strapped government has choked off auto companies' access to dollars needed to import parts and repatriate profits.
Georgia run-off sets test for Trump, and Democrats
Although the Georgia race has received the most attention, it's not the only special House election to make waves this year. That means Ossoff , a former congressional staff member, will take on Republican Karen Handel in a June runoff election.