The Dow Is Up 146 Points Because Hopes Are Up for a China Trade Deal

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Still Climbing. Stocks are holding onto gains approaching midday Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 146.09 points, or 0.5%, to 26,310.13. The S&P 500 is 0.7% higher, and the Nasdaq Composite is ahead 0.8%. Investors are still hanging onto hope that there could be some progress on trade when the U.S. and China resume tariff talks tomorrow, and lower August job openings did little to dampen investors’ moods.