General Electric shares lead US markets higher



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(Close): US markets closed higher, led by shares in General Electric, which rose 10.8% - their best day since 2009 - after the firm announced plans to offload its finance division.

Those plans include the sale of $29.5bn worth of real estate, as well as a share buyback.

All US indexes finished up - the Dow Jones added 98.92 points to 18,057.65.

The S&P 500 gained 10.88 points to 2,102.06, and the tech-based Nasdaq index rose 21.41 points to 4,995.98.