Wall Street closes higher as shutdown persists

Markets 1/10/2019, 10:00 PM
Wall Street closes higher as shutdown persists

Markets in the United States closed slightly higher on Thursday as the partial federal government shutdown nears its 21st day. President Donald Trump announced earlier that he will not be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos after talks with Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to end the shutdown failed.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.51% with Boeing as the top performer rising well over 2%. The S&P 500 added 0.45%, posting its first 5-day winning streak since September last year, on the back of General Electric soaring over 5%. The Nasdaq 100 advanced 0.31%; the top gainer was healthcare products company Henry Schein, Inc. Meanwhile, the euro traded flat against the dollar at 4:00 pm ET, buying 1.1499.

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