Investing.com – Wall Street rose on Monday on the hope that technology earnings this week come in strong and top analysts' expectations.
Chip stocks rose after news that White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is hosting a meeting with semiconductor and software executives on Monday to discuss the U.S. ban on sales to China's Huawei.
Equifax (NYSE:EFX) rose 0.9% despite reports that it will pay $700 million to settle various federal and state investigations into a 2017 data breach that exposed the personal data of nearly 150 million Americans.
In commodities, crude oil rose 1.2% to $56.30 a barrel as tensions grew in the Middle East. Gold futures inched up 0.2% to $1,429.25 a troy ounce, while the U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was flat at 96.865.
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