Wall Street rallies on earnings

Wall Street rallies on earnings
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. Photo: Reuters
Published: 7:50 PM, April 20, 2017
Updated: 5:55 AM, April 21, 2017

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rallied on Thursday, with the Nasdaq closing at a record, as a round of solid earnings led by American Express pushed equities higher.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> rose 174.63 points, or 0.86 percent, to 20,579.12, the S&P 500 <.SPX> gained 17.71 points, or 0.76 percent, to 2,355.88 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> added 53.74 points, or 0.92 percent, to 5,916.78. REUTERS