U.S. stocks open higher on strong corporate earnings

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On Tuesday, a big chunk of the Dow's gains could be attributed to UnitedHealth Group (UNH) which was surging in the pre-market session after a big earnings and revenue beat.

The upward momentum on Wall Street comes amid optimism about earnings and the overall strength of the economy. The Dow advanced 228.46 points or 0.9% to 25,803.19, the Nasdaq climbed 49.28 points or 0.7% to 7,261.06 and the S&P 500 rose 18.68 points or 0.7% to 2,786.24.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened above 26,000 for the first time Tuesday morning, and the Wall Street Journal reports that the latest 1,000-point rise took only a dizzying and record seven trading days.

Meanwhile, the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index (NYSEARCA:QQQ) closed down 0.5% at 7,223.69.

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Tech stocks have been one of the major forces behind the Dow's record-setting gains. The most common bull market killer - an economic recession - is not on the horizon for now, either, with U.S. GDP growth perhaps getting back to 3% this year.

A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange headlines the Dow Jones industrial average topping 26,000 for the first time on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.

Earnings season is off to a strong start thus far.

General Electric shares fell 3.7 percent after the industrial conglomerate said it would record a $6.2 billion charge in the fourth quarter as part of an ongoing review of its finance arm's insurance portfolio. The tumble follows a sharp jump in Viacom Friday after a published report suggested that a merger might be a possibility.

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Glenveagh Properties rose 0.7 per cent to €1.24 on a day when it announced four senior management appointments.

The slide in oil prices weighed on energy sector stocks.

General Motors rose 2.7 percent after the company said it expected earnings in 2018 to be largely flat, compared with 2017, but that profits should pick up pace in 2019. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to 2.54 percent from 2.55 percent late Friday.

Volume on USA exchanges was 8.30 billion shares, compared to the 6.48 billion average over the last 20 trading days.

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Frankfurt's DAX rose 0.35 per cent to 13,246.33. But sterling fell following the data release, boosting the FTSE 100 into positive territory.

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