US and China trade optimism raises shares

US stocks rose on Wednesday, boosted by optimism about trade talks and reports that President Trump is likely to sign the border security deal that lawmakers reached this week to keep the government open on Friday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 123 points, or 0.5%, to 25548 shortly after the opening bell. The S & P 500 advanced 0.4%. Both indices closed on Tuesday at their highest levels since December 3 and entered at least 9% for the year on Wednesday, but still 5.2% or more below last year's records …

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