US Stocks Push Higher

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock market indexes moved higher in Tuesday's midday trading.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced slightly more than 1 percent. The S&P 500 gained 1.3 percent and NASDAQ rose 1.5 percent.

European stock markets closed higher. London's Financial Times 100 index gained half a percent to end at 5,803. The CAC-40 in Paris moved up 1.5 percent to close at 3,865. And the DAX in Frankfurt jumped 1.7 percent to finish at 7,205.

Earlier in Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei index gained 1.1 percent to finish at 9,548. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lost one-tenth of a percent to finish the day's trading at 22,496.

The price of gold gained less than $1 to trade at $1,519.01 an ounce.

The dollar was higher against the yen but lost value compared to the euro.