7/2, 10:00 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US stocks end higher ahead of July 4 holiday

Wall Street ended higher on Thursday in the last trading day of the week as the United States prepared for its Independence Day holiday. Positive sentiment emerged on a better-than-expected jobs report and coronavirus vaccine hopes.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended 0.36% higher. Walgreens Boots Alliance increased 2.69% during the day to lead the index gains. The Nasdaq 100 rose 0.61% as Tesla jumped 7.95%. The S&P 500 finished 0.46% in the green, with Noble Energy surging 7.79%.

The euro declined 0.10% to 1.12398 against the dollar at 4:02 pm ET.

Breaking the News / VP