February 21, 2017 / 9:06 PM / 7 months ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St hits record on retail boost

NEW YORK, Feb 21 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose to fresh record highs on Tuesday, boosted by strong earnings reports from Wal-Mart and other retailers and continued optimism about the economic agenda of President Donald Trump.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.88 points, or 0.56 percent, to 20,738.93, the S&P 500 gained 14.01 points, or 0.60 percent, to 2,365.17 and the Nasdaq Composite added 27.37 points, or 0.47 percent, to 5,865.95. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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