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7/21, 4:18 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Wall Street extends gains amid earnings season

Major stock markets in the United States extended gains on Wednesday shortly after the opening bell with earnings results of major companies marking the week.

Johnson & Johnson, Verizon Communications Inc. and Coca-Cola Co. reported their financial results for the second quarter of the year prior to the start of today's session.

The Dow Jones soared 0.75% or 256 points at 10:18 am ET, while the Nasdaq 100 gained 0.16%. The S&P 500 climbed 0.55%. The euro stood flat against the dollar to trade for 1.17866.

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