U.S. Markets Close Higher; Dow Jones Up 3.98%

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Forexpros – U.S. stocks were up after the closing bell on Tuesday.<br/><br/> At the close of U.S. trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.98%, the S&P 500 index gained 4.74%, while the Nasdaq 100 index climbed 4.88%.<br/><br/> Earlier in the day, official data showed that U.S. non-farm productivity fell less-than-expected to a seasonally adjusted -0.3% in the last quarter from -0.6% in the preceding quarter whose figure was revised down from 1.8%.<br/><br/>Analysts had expected U.S. non-farm productivity to fall -0.6% in the last quarter.<br/><br/> Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, European stock markets were mixed at close. France&rsquo;s CAC 40 was up 1.63%; Germany&rsquo;s DAX shed 0.10%; Britain&rsquo;s FTSE 100 climbed 1.89%; and the EURO STOXX 50 rose 0.32%.<br/><br/>

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