Traders in Chicago celebrate on New Year's Eve 2004.
Kroger is surging after earnings.
USA stocks ended higher on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 24,000 points for the first time ever, as investors were optimistic about the prospects for a tax reform plan. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidRepublican U.S. Senator John McCain said he would back the tax bill, adding it would boost the economy and provide tax relief for all Americans. The US Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday approved the Republican tax bill to overhaul the US tax code, sending it to the Senate floor for a vote. The Dow gave back 65 points to slip to 23092.
"The market is pushing higher as the tax reform gets closer to becoming a reality".
But Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at BMO Private Bank, cautioned that lowering corporate taxes "would not be as big a boon to large companies as it would be to small companies".
At 12:31 p.m. ET (1731 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average.DJI was up 279.87 points, or 1.17 percent, at 24,220.55 and the S&P 500.SPX was up 25.4 points, or 0.97 percent, at 2,651.47.
Xiaomi launches Redmi 5A for Rs 4999 onwards
The official Xiaomi account on Weibo posted the above image with some information regarding the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus launch. The company has been pushing the device as " Desh ka smartphone " and is clearly aimed at appealing to the masses.
L'alerte neige et verglas touche presque toute la France
Près de la Manche , le temps est agité avec de fréquentes giboulées parfois accompagnées de grésil ou d'un coup de tonnerre. Le temps est couvert sur le tout Nord-Est avec par moment des chutes de neige qui peuvent blanchir le sol.
The Nasdaq jumped just under one percent, ending the session at 6,873.97 - 49.63 higher than it opened.
Tech heavyweights such as Apple and Facebook, hit worst in Wednesday's sell-off, boosted the indexes on Thursday.
ISIS is calling for attacks on American children in revenge for US airstrikes that killed Syrian children, Newsweek reported. Monitoring groups say the number of civilian casualties from airstrikes in the fight against Daesh is far higher.
Edwards Lifesciences is seen as a leader in the TAVR market, which analysts have pegged at surpassing the $5 billion mark by 2021. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in BSX .
Some family members have denounced the navy's response to the sub's disappearance as well as the age and condition of the vessel. Some relatives of the crew have claimed the navy put their loved ones at risk in a vessel that is more than 30 years old.
Media figures and celebrities have reacted strongly to NBC's dismissal of Matt Lauer Wednesday for alleged sexual misconduct. On Thursday, Midler tweeted that all these years later, Rivera still hasn't apologized for what he did to her.
Google later corrected this small, trivial error when it announced the correction in the cheeseburger emoji ingredients' order. The beer emoji has also undergone a slight makeover, as the mugs are now full instead of the previous partially-empty mugs.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali will meet Parliamentary Panel today related to his upcoming Indian period drama movie titled " Padmavati ". The makers of the movie have submitted the three application which includes the latest 3D one, to the Censor Board.
A shocking hack allowed two men to fool the Mercedes into thinking they had keys to the vehicle when, in fact, they didn't. A "relay box" attack takes advantage of a weakness in proximity keys, which are popular in modern expensive cars.
A Tribe Called Quest received zero Grammy nominations for their latest album, and Q-Tip is really pissed about it. Blige was another artist who a Los Angeles Times music writer named as being snubbed along with rapper Future .
Apparently, just one billboard wasn't enough to get their message across because there are three billboards aimed at the Giants. ESPN's Darren Rovell tweeted a pic of a billboard in New Jersey that is 10 miles from MetLife Stadium, where the Giants play.
Just hit your settings to tell Waze that's what you're driving, and routes will be optimized for your hog. To turn this feature on, head to Settings Sound & voice Talk to Waze Toggle Listen for " OK Waze " on.
For what would you share with another user on his page, click on the picture with two arrows under the selected post. Instagram has been inviting a select audience to test the new version of its Android app in a very limited beta.
Hurryiet: Turkey did not breach Iran sanctions: Erdoğan
Aslan have also been charged with participating in the sanctions evasion scheme and remain at large, prosecutors have said. The case has fueled tensions between the USA and Turkey with Ankara saying the case was fabricated for political reasons.
Fossilised eggs shed light on reign of pterosaurs
Because their eggs lacked this protective armor, pterosaurs probably buried their eggs so that they could stay warm and moist. But the new results imply that these prehistoric flying reptiles' parenting duties may have been significantly more involved.
Man pleads not guilty to charges over NY vehicle attack
The Home Depot rental truck used by Sayfullo Saipov during the Lower Manhattan attack, the morning after the incident. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which was the deadliest in New York City since the 9/11 attacks.