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12/24/2020, 10:43 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US stocks rise premarket as Brexit deal is expected

Stock markets in the United States traded higher premarket on Thursday as investors expected the announcement of a trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union. Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney stated negotiations have hit a last-minute "hitch" but that a deal should still be concluded today. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump vetoed the $740 billion defense bill, but Congress has enough votes to override his decision.

The Dow Jones added 0.32% at 4:41 am ET. The Nasdaq 100 increased by 0.19% at the same time, while the S&P 500 rose by 0.28% at 4:42 am ET.

The euro traded flat against the dollar and sold for 1.21991 at 4:42 am ET.

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