US Stock Exchange indices rose sharply higher as investors focused on continued progress in the trade negotiations between China and the United States on the last day of their uncomplicated discussion. Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA, + 1.06%
rose 280 points, or 1.1%, at 25.724, S & P 500 index
SPX, + 0.72%
developed 0.8% to 2.768, while those of the Nasdaq Composite Index
COMP, + 0.25%
managed 0.3% to 7.450. For the week, Dow was on pace for a 2.3% increase, S & P was set for a 2.2% advance, while Nasdaq was set to get 2.2%, for five-day stretch, from Thursday's close. Trade negotiations between the United States and China wrapped Friday in Beijing, with negotiating negotiators remaining deadlocked over key issues, but were set to expand their discussions next week in Washington ̵
PEP, + 2.35%
which was obtained after snack and drink giant gave fourth quarter revenue and revenue in line with expectations. Looking ahead, the markets expect a news conference at. 10.00 am Eastern time by President Donald Trump, who is expected to declare an emergency over border security.
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