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US markets close higher with earnings in focus

United States markets closed higher on Thursday following the release of Twitter's earnings report, in which it announced it's revenue surpassed $1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019. Amazon proclaimed it will create 15,000 jobs in the US state of Washington. Boeing reiterated that its 737 MAX aircraft will return to service in mid-year, as US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the country won't reach 3% GDP growth due to the troubles the company endured.

The Dow Jones jumped 0.30% at the close, as Boeing's shares climbed 3.60%. The Nasdaq 100 rose 0.84% at the end, with Cognizant Technology Solutions' shares plunging 9.93%. The S&P 500 increased by 0.33% at the closing bell, as Twitter led the gains with a 15.06% growth.

The euro traded flat against the dollar, changing hands for 1.09792 at 4:02 pm ET.

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