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Intraday Update: Trump Lights a Fire Under Dow

President Donald Trump just lit a fire under oil prices and big energy stocks. It should also be good news for economies overseas that are heavily tied to the oil price. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen 137.74 points, or 0.6%, to 24,497.95, while the S&P 500 has gained 0.7%, to 2691.13 and the Nasdaq Composite is up 0.6% at 7309.57.. Elsewhere, the humorous moment of the day comes courtesy of Argentina, whose Merval stock-market index suddenly boomed 6% on hopes that the international community, in the form of the International Monetary Fund, will bail the country out of its latest financial crisis.