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Wall Street higher as investors shrug off UK election impact

British voters dealt a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May in a snap election

Reuters 

US stocks opened slightly higher on Friday as the surprise result of the British general election failed to rattle investors. British voters dealt a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May in a snap election, wiping out her parliamentary majority, just weeks before the beginning of Brexit negotiations. May said she would form a new government with assistance from Northern Irish party to provide political certainty. European stocks were choppy on Friday following the election result. The pan-European index rose 0.15 per cent, while UK's blue chip index gained 0.74 per ...

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First Published: Fri, June 09 2017. 20:49 IST
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