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Wall Street closes higher on Monday for second day

FXstreet.com (San Francisco) - The US stocks market has closed Monday's session with gains as investors were fueled by good corporate earnings. Poor US economic data added pressure to the market, but the overall sentiment was positive. Energy and technology were the leaders and the utilities sector was the laggard.

The Dow Jones advanced 19.66 points or 0.14% to finish at 14,567.17. The S&P 500 added 7.25 points or 0.47% to 1,562.50. And the Nasdaq Composite gained 27.49 points or 0.86% to 3,233.55.

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