U.S. Stocks Rise as Trade Tensions Ease

By Anonymous

Gains led by the tech sector bring the S&P 500 back into positive territory for the month

Apple and other technology companies led the S&P 500 higher Thursday, as renewed optimism at the prospect of fresh U.S.-China trade talks helped the broad index notch its strongest gain this month.

Investors were hopeful that the U.S.’s latest overture to Beijing for further trade talks later this month marked a softening of the hostile rhetoric that had caused stocks to swing, and they bought shares of tech companies that had struggled in recent sessions.