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Wall Street bounces back

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US stocks have closed higher after new tariffs were announced by both the US and China in an escalating trade war.

"[The trade dispute] has escalated to a point where finally we're probably getting closer to a resolution," said Chuck Carlson, chief executive of Horizon Investment Services. "It's almost as if we're getting down to the brass tacks of both countries having not too much more room to go."

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 185.51 points to 26,247.63, the S&P 500 gained 15.56 points points closing at 2,904.36 and the Nasdaq Composite added 60.32 points, finishing at 7,956.11.

Wall Street higher on tariff optimism

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Two of the main US stock indexes are higher in early trading, buoyed up by a rise in oil prices and concessions that analysts say make the latest round of trade tariffs on China less damaging than initially feared.

President Trump holding the tariff rate at 10% for the moment plus a series of exclusions for goods including smartwatches produced by Apple and Fitbit strengthened the technology stocks seen as most exposed to a still worsening trade war.

"Rather than going ahead with the full 25%, the administration will wait till end of the year, this minimises the overall impact," said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida.

"There's this hope that this move is going to lead China to the bargaining table again and most market participants think everything is going to turn out OK."

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 83 points at 26,145.

The S&P 500 is down 17 points at 2,889.

The Nasdaq Composite is up 42 points at 7,936.

Nasdaq extends fall

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The Nasdaq is now down 1.1% at 7,922.07 following reports Donald Trump will make an announcement about China trade after the closing bell.

He is expected to announce tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese goods.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is now down 0.25% at 26,090.33.

The S&P 500 is off 0.36% at 2,894.41.

Dow Jones and S&P 500 dip

Away from the Nasdaq, other US indexes are also trading lower.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 0.13%, or 33.46 points, at 26,121.21.

The S&P 500 has fallen 0.33% to 2,895.25.

Subdued open for US stocks

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has opened down 10.83 at 26,143.84.

The Nasdaq has also begun the day and the week trading lower, off 16.92 points at 7,993.12.

The S&P 500 is only marginally ahead at 2,904.98.

Wall Street mixed on open

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Wall Street shares have been mixed on open, as US President Donald Trump eyed fresh tariffs on a swathe of Chinese goods, and at the same time, Nafta talks with Canada appeared to hit a wall.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is currently down 22.1 points or 0.09% to 25,964.82. The losers are led by Boeing, which has slipped 1.2% to $342.79 after an article in the Wall Street Journal said the aeroplane manufacturer is running out of space to store unfinished 737 jets due to delays from suppliers.

The S&P 500 is 0.4 points or 0.01% higher to 2,901.52, led by US cosmetics retail chain Ulta Beauty, which has risen 6.4% to $260 after news broke at the weekend that Kylie Jenner has expanded her deal with the firm to sell Kylie Cosmetics in Ulta stores across the country.

And finally, the tech-heavy Nasdaq is 21.2 points or 0.3% ahead to 8,109.54. Ulta Beauty also tops this index, followed by Qurate Retail Group (formerly Liberty Interactive), which rose 3.2% to $20.79.

Wall Street ends lower

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US stock indexes have closed lower as as jitters over ongoing trade talks between the United States and other major economies weighed, but gains in Apple and Amazon kept Nasdaq slightly higher.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended down 22.1 points to 25,964.82, the S&P 500 was flat - just 0.3 points ahead to 2,901.42 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 21.2 points higher to 8,109.54.

More record highs on Wall Street

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Wall Street has ended higher, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hitting record highs for the fourth consecutive session, boosted by a rise for Amazon to a new all-time high, along with a jump for Google owner Alphabet.

Markets were also helped by optimism over trade talks between the US and Canada.

The S&P 500 gained 0.5%, the Nasdaq was up 0.8% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.2%.

US stocks waver

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US stocks are flat in early trading, but tech stocks are higher.

Investors are waiting for progress on trade talks between the US and Canada but are looking at next week's deadline for consultations on fresh China-US tariffs.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 10 points at 26,054.

The S&P 500 is higher by 2 points at 2,900.

The Nasdaq Composite gained 24 points, to 8,055.

Wall Street opens higher

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US stocks have opened higher after the US and Mexico a revamp for the Nafta trade deal on Monday.

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite index opened at record levels, lifted by hopes that a trade deal will go some way to averting a global trade war.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 43.06 points, or 0.17%, at the open to 26,092.70. The S&P 500 opened higher by 4.71 points, or 0.16%, at 2,901.45. The Nasdaq Composite gained 21.11 points, or 0.26%, to 8,039.01.