US STOCKS-Wall St rises as Greece worries fade, data impresses

miércoles 3 de junio de 2015 13:11 GYT

* Greece's lenders signal willingness to compromise

* Strong U.S. jobs, trade data points to economic rebound

* Rise in U.S. treasury yields weighs on utilities

* C.H. Robinson rally lifts transport stocks

* Indexes up: Dow 0.34 pct, S&P 0.14 pct, Nasdaq 0.34 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Tanya Agrawal

June 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were higher in early afternoon trading on Wednesday on optimism that Greece was close to an agreement to avoid a default and as strong domestic data suggested an rebound in the economy.

Even as Greece warned it might skip an IMF loan repayment due this week, its international creditors signaled they were ready to compromise, with the country's prime minister expected to hear terms of the plan later on Wednesday. France's president suggested that an agreement was within reach.

"Greece is driving the market sentiment today," said Marshall Gause, chief executive officer of Geneva Fund Partners in Denver, Colorado.   Continuación...