4/17/2018, 3:31 PM (Source:
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US markets jump on start as Trump meets Abe

Wall Street started the trading day in the green on Tuesday, while the United States President Donald Trump is set to meet with the Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago later in the day. Investors are also digesting earnings reported by Goldman Sachs and Johnson & Johnson. Meanwhile, US Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development said that Housing starts in the United States increased by 1.9% in March.

The Dow Jones Industrial Index was up 0.82% at the start. UnitedHealth Group added 3.31%.

The Nasdaq 100 rose 0.86%. Netflix was the best performer by far, surging 6.85%, after the company reported its better-than-expected earnings the day before.

The S&P 500 increased 0.62% at the opening bell.

The euro lost 0.27% against the dollar, to sell for $1.2346 at 3:32 pm CET.

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