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Wall Street higher as Syria fears ease, earnings in focus

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By Sinead CarewNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Monday with technology and healthcare shares leading the way as investors appeared less concerned about possible retaliation for the U.S.-led missile attack in Syria.The weekend's air strikes marked the biggest intervention by Western countries against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his ally Russia, which is facing further economic sanctions over its role in the conflict.The gains on Wall Street were broad-based as investors appeared to shift focus to the U.S. earnings season in which corporate tax cut benefits are expected to be a ...

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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 00:18 IST