April 16, 2018 / 8:08 PM / 3 months ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St climbs as investors focus on earnings

NEW YORK, April 16 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed higher on Monday, with the biggest boosts from the technology and healthcare sectors as investors turned their focus to earnings season and appeared less worried about U.S.-led missile attacks in Syria.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 212.90 points, or 0.87 percent, to 24,573.04, the S&P 500 gained 21.54 points, or 0.81 percent, to 2,677.84 and the Nasdaq Composite added 49.64 points, or 0.7 percent, to 7,156.29. (Reporting by Sinéad Carew Editing by James Dalgleish)

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