Wall Street rises on earnings hopes, easing Syria jitters

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks climbed on Thursday as investors anticipated a strong earnings season and as U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that a military strike on Syria may not be imminent eased geopolitical worries.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., April 12, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 293.29 points, or 1.21 percent, to 24,482.74, the SP 500 .SPX gained 21.82 points, or 0.83 percent, to 2,664.01 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 71.22 points, or 1.01 percent, to 7,140.25.

Reporting by April Joyner; editing by Diane Craft

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