US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St climbs as investors focus on earnings


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    NEW YORK, April 16 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed higher on
Monday, with the biggest boosts from the technology and
healthcare sectors as investors turned their focus to earnings
season and appeared less worried about U.S.-led missile attacks
in Syria.
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average  .DJI  rose 212.90 points,
or 0.87 percent, to 24,573.04, the S&P 500  .SPX  gained 21.54
points, or 0.81 percent, to 2,677.84 and the Nasdaq Composite
 .IXIC  added 49.64 points, or 0.7 percent, to 7,156.29.

 (Reporting by Sinéad Carew
Editing by James Dalgleish)
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