Trade deal hopes, earnings lift Wall Street futures
Friday, 15 November 2019 U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday, as positive comments related to the U.S.-China trade talks and strong earnings from semiconductor industry bellwether Applied Materials put the S&P 500 and Dow on track to hit fresh highs.
An upbeat economic assessment from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and a solid start to Disney's streaming video service sent the Dow and S&P 500 to record closing highs. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Stocks rose in afternoon trading on Wall Street on Wednesday on hopes that a US trade deal with China may be nearing, despite tough recent talk from President... Sydney Morning Herald Also reported by •Reuters •RTTNews •The Age •SeattlePI.com