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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Stocks end higher with State of the Union on deck




Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid




NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as largely upbeat corporate results fueled investor optimism ahead of the highly awaited State of the Union address by President Donald Trump.


The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 170.66 points, or 0.68 percent, to 25,410.03, the S&P 500 gained 12.7 points, or 0.47 percent, to 2,737.57 and the Nasdaq Composite added 54.55 points, or 0.74 percent, to 7,402.08.




Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak