8/16, 5:48 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Retailers pull Dow up 200 pts

The Dow Jones Industrial Average index jumped over 200 points on Tuesday with retail giants Walmart and The Home Depot as the best performers. Walmart jumped over 5%, while The Home Depot gained more than 4% after both reported seemingly better-than-expected quarterly numbers earlier in the day.

The Dow Jones was up 0.68% or 229 points, the Nasdaq 100 lost 0.21% and the S&P 500 rose by 0.19% at 11:47 am ET.

The euro was 0.14% higher than the dollar, going for 1.01757 at the same time.

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