Wall St rises on earnings, M&A cheer amid Delta worries

FILE PHOTO: A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S., July 19, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes rose on Tuesday, as an upbeat corporate earnings season and a pickup in global deals activity lifted demand for risky equities, although gains were capped by concerns around a surge in the Delta variant of the coronavirus.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 25.9 points, or 0.07%, at the open to 34,864.1. The S&P 500 rose 5.6 points, or 0.13%, at the open to 4,392.74, while the Nasdaq Composite rose 32.9 points, or 0.22%, to 14,713.99 at the opening bell.

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