U.S. stocks were up after the closing bell on Thursday.

At the close of U.S. trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.59%, the S&P 500 index gained 0.65%, while the Nasdaq 100 index climbed 0.89%.

Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, European stock markets were mixed at close. France’s CAC 40 was up 1.06%; Germany’s DAX gained 0.21%; Britain’s FTSE 100 declined 0.08%; and the EURO STOXX 50 rose 0.91%.

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