August 20, 2018 / 8:06 PM / 3 months ago

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends higher on optimism over trade talks

Aug 20 (Reuters) - The major U.S. stock indexes rose on Monday as optimism over talks between the United States and China provided a boost to trade-sensitive stocks in the industrial, energy and materials sectors.

But stocks pulled off their session highs minutes before the closing bell after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 89.37 points, or 0.35 percent, to 25,758.69, the S&P 500 gained 6.92 points, or 0.24 percent, to 2,857.05 and the Nasdaq Composite added 4.68 points, or 0.06 percent, to 7,821.01. (Reporting By Sinéad Carew Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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