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Wall Street gains as conflict fears ease, earnings optimism rises


By Sruthi Shankar(Reuters) - Technology and financial stocks led a rally on Wall Street on Thursday as President Donald Trump toned down his views on attacking Syria and investors focused on what could be the strongest earnings reporting season in seven years.Trump said a possible attack on Syria may not be imminent, easing fears of confrontation with Russia.That lifted U.S. Treasury yields, leading to a nearly 2 percent increase in the financial sector."In the past few days, some of the worries that market was fretting about - trade wars, Facebook, missile attacks - all of those have things ...

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 23:00 IST