Wall Street closes higher amid vaccine optimism

Mittwoch, 21. April 2021 22:00

Major stock markets on Wall Street closed the session on Wednesday with gains as United States President Joe Biden announced 200 million coronavirus doses have been administered before his 100-day deadline. Moreover, White House internal polling showed that vaccine confidence was high. Biden urged employers to give paid leave for vaccinations to employees unveiling tax benefits to small and medium-sized businesses that do so.

The Dow Jones closed the session with a gain of 0.94% or 317 points, with IBM leading the pack with an increase of 3.96%. The Nasdaq 100 rose by 0.91%, as Intuitive Surgical maintained its top spot increasing 9.90%. The S&P 500 was up 0.93%, helped by DISH Network Corp which rose by 10.98%.

The euro was flat against the dollar going for $1.20344.

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