FB, Microsoft, Apple surge at open
Wall Street’s main indices rose on Tuesday, led by technology stocks, on the back of easing trade tensions with Mexico and signs of more fiscal stimulus in China. All the major S&P sectors were trading higher, with the defensive utilities and real estate sectors posting the smallest gains. Marquee companies — Facebook, Apple, Amazon.com, Microsoft Corp and Alphabet — climbed between 0.5 per cent and 2 per cent. At 9.56 am ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 126.8 points, or 0.49 per cent, at 26,189.48. The S&P 500 was up 18.54 points, or 0.64 per cent, at 2,905.27 and the Nasdaq Composite was up 66.37 points, or 0.85 per cent, at 7,889.54.