US STOCKS-Wall St rises more than 1 pct as bank, tech stocks jump

martes 24 de mayo de 2016 11:33 GYT
 

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By Tanya Agrawal

May 24 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose to their highest in the last seven sessions on Tuesday, helped by gains in technology and financial stocks.

The S&P financial sector got a big boost from a rise in banking stocks as investors speculated on the possibility of a June interest rate hike.

Bank of America, JPMorgan and Citigroup were all up more than 1.5 percent each.

Minutes of the Federal Reserve's April meeting suggested a June rate hike had not been ruled out, surprising investors who had thought the Fed would stand pat until the end of the year.   Continuación...