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Wall Street edges higher as tech, financials gain


By Yashaswini SwamynathanREUTERS - U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday, rising for the first time in four days, helped by gains in technology and financial stocks. However, the gains were kept largely in check by rising geopolitical tensions and weak U.S. retail sales data, which was released on Friday. President Donald Trump's national security adviser said the United States, its allies and China were working on a range of responses to North Korea's latest failed ballistic missile test.The S&P 500 technology sector's 0.44 percent gain provided the biggest boost to the broader index, followed ...

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 19:53 IST