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Solid earnings, Britain-Europe deal push US stocks higher

Oct 17, 2019 - Associated Press Financial Wire
Financial Results

Stocks moved broadly higher in afternoon trading on Wall Street Thursday after several large companies delivered surprisingly good results.

A breakthrough in negotiations over Britain's exit from the European Union also injected confidence into markets and prompted investors to move money into riskier holdings.

Health care and communication services stocks drove most of the market's gains, outweighing a slide in technology and energy companies. The gains had the market on track to cl...