Wall St ends higher as Trump becomes president

By REUTERS
January 21, 2017 02:07

US stocks closed higher on Friday in a modest but broad-based advance as Donald Trump was sworn in as US President, marking the first time in more than 50 years that a new commander in chief has been welcomed by a rising stock market on his first day in office.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 94.57 points, or 0.48 percent, to 19,826.97, the S&P 500 gained 7.6 points, or 0.34 percent, to 2,271.29 and the Nasdaq Composite added 15.25 points, or 0.28 percent, to 5,555.33.


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