Stocks finished the session on Wall Street sharply higher Tuesday, as solid earnings bolstered investor sentiment, pushing the NASDAQ above 6,000 for the first time ever.
At 12:49 p.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI was up 235.96 points, or 1.14 percent, at 20,999.85, the S&P 500 .SPX was up 13.17 points, or 0.55 percent, at 2,387.32 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was up 39.91 points, or 0.67 percent, at 6,023.73.
US equities surged more than 1% on Monday after centrist Emmanuel Macron secured first place in the initial round of France's presidential election.
Companies in the S&P 500 are on track to report overall growth of 10.4 percent in first-quarter earnings per share, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. It closed just below the symbolic mark on Monday before gaining more than 0.5 per cent in early trading. Polls showed Macron, the market's favourite, was likely to beat his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in a deciding vote on May 7. Biogen reported solid earnings for 2017's first quarter, with the help of a new drug that combats a rare infant disease.
Lockheed Martin lost 2.6 per cent after reporting that first-quarter profit fell 15 per cent to Dollars 763 in results that lagged analyst expectations.
Straight Path rose 6.3% after the company said a "multi-national telecommunications company" had offered $104.64 per-share, topping AT&T's bid of $95.63 per share.
Sandwich supplier AdvancePierre Foods jumped 9.2 per cent after Tyson Foods said it would buy the company for about $3.2 billion in cash. Shares of energy companies also rose as crude oil prices stabilized.
Brent crude was up 8 cents at $51.68 a barrel, while US crude futures were up 4 cents at $49.27 a barrel.
Fund managers bumped up overweight positions in the tech sector to the second-highest level in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's data going back to 2008, the bank said in March. It also raised its forecast for full-year results.
Basis Scottsdale Head of School Kristen Jordison welcomed the recognition, but said the campus was never chasing the ranking. Four high schools is Edmond are among the 10 best in Oklahoma, the publication's 2017 Best High Schools rankings show.
Nine years is a long time to wait for an Olympic medal, but when it does come along, it looks like it feels pretty good. The IOC has now caught 111 athletes through retesting from the 2008 and 2012 Games.
He added that he wants to encourage people to share their problems starting from a young age instead of "bottling them up". A short video shows the three royals opening up about their personal histories regarding mental health.
Let's get to all of the updated details about what people can expect this week when it comes to matters that revolve around April. Keepers at the park said Giraffe Cam is not gone forever, just temporarily off the air while they make some big changes.
There was a record number of overtime games in the first round with 18. "I don't think anyone is regretting or feeling sorry". Kreider struggled most of the series, but did have a big third period and overtime in Game 5 to help NY win the game.
A music event should have only musicians performing & we should put out our best artists on such a big platform". Sonakshi Sinha , whose new film Noor is playing in theatres now, has probably had the last word.
Expect Golden State to continue sitting Durant should that left calf show the slightest of troubles before Game 3 tips off. We want to make sure long-term that the player's healthy and capable of performing and helping us throughout the run.
The guys wonder if Butler could be locker room problem, knowing that Gilmore got the big pay day he was looking for. In addition to giving Butler a new contract, the Saints would also then have to give the Patriots a draft pick.
The Portland Trail Blazers must have forgotten they had an important playoff game against the Golden State Warriors Monday night. Hawks centre Dwight Howard finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds, while six of his team-mates got into double-digit scoring.
The neural machine translation is available in Chrome and Maps to make the translation process seamless and refined. Like Google Indic Keyboard, Gboard offers auto-correction and prediction in the new languages.
Annual unemployment rates fell in 86 Ky. counties in 2016
The unemployment rate unadjusted for the season was 3.7 percent, down from 4.1 percent in February and 4.2 percent in March 2016. In LaPorte the rate fell by full a point and a half, to 4.8 percent from 6.3 percent in February (7.7 percent in March 2016).
Dodgers Call up Top Prospect, Cody Bellinger
A fourth-round selection by the Dodgers in the 2013 MLB Draft, Bellinger has quickly worked his way to the majors. The 9 and 11 Los Angeles Dodgers have been hit hard by the injury bug and are struggling out of the gate.
Roadside bomb kills 10 in northwest Pakistan
For more than a decade, Pakistan has been fighting religious and sectarian militants who have killed tens of thousands of people. Tariq Hassan, a top official in the Kurram tribal area, said the van was heading to Sadah from Godar when it ran over the bomb.
Strident Trump takes aim at trade with Canada
State and Wisconsin dairy farmers and what they are doing to our northern border states on lumber and timber". Lumber was excluded from NAFTA and its predecessor, the Canada-U.S. "I think that's the frustrating part".
USA hits Canadian softwood lumber with 20% tarriff
Particularly because the lumber industry is such a big job provider for the Canadian economy, especially here in British Columbia. In January, the US trade commission found that the USA forestry sector was injured by Canadian softwood lumber imports.
Govt plans unique ID for all cows, judges told
Another recommendation of the report is to provide special care for the cattle that are beyond the age of milk production. It has also recommended that state governments should be responsible for the safety and care of abandoned animals .
Palestinian prisoners just launched a mass hunger strike
Opinion polls indicate that Barghouti enjoys widespread support in his quest to replace Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. Many Palestinians see Barghouti as a potential future leader of the Palestinian Authority, despite his prison sentence.