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Stocks rise in latest volatile session, Trump tweets Syria attack may not be imminent

April 12, 2018

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U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, in the latest example of both heavy day-to-day volatility and market movements being directed by the latest headlines and tweets coming from the White House.

Geopolitical issues remained at the forefront for Wall Street, although this potential headwind appeared to fade after President Donald Trump tweeted that a military strike on the Middle Eastern country may not be imminent. Escalating tensions over Syria were seen as a major contributor to weakness in Wednesday’s session.

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