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[$$] US stocks push higher as shutdown and trade talk fears ease

Edward White in Taipei, Michael Hunter in London and Richard Henderson in New York

to avert another government shutdown and encouraging signs that the US and China will advance trade talks this week. The S&P 500 rose 1.3 per cent, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the technology-heavy Nasdaq both advanced 1.5 per cent. The arrangement would provide less than a quarter of the $5.7bn Mr Trump is seeking to build a wall along the Mexican border.