Wall St. rises for third straight day on data, earnings

Wall St. rises for third straight day on data, earnings

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 16, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street closed higher on Thursday as upbeat earnings and strong economic data put investors in a buying mood, with technology companies leading the charge.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 214.72 points, or 0.84%, to 25,862.74, the S&P 500 gained 25.37 points, or 0.89%, to 2,876.33 and the Nasdaq Composite added 75.90 points, or 0.97%, to 7,898.05.

Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by James Dalgleish

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