Wall Street Falls on Syria, Interest Rate Worries

Wall Street share started higher

USA stocks closed slightly higher on Monday, although major indexes ended well off their highs of the session as trading continued to be driven by headlines related to political uncertainty.

Stocks are opening solidly higher on Wall Street as the market regains ground following a loss the day before. Goldman Sachs GS.N was the biggest boost to the Dow, while gains in Apple AAPL.O shares led the S&P 500.

The so-called FANG stocks - Facebook Inc, Amazon.com, Netflix Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google - were up between 1.2 percent and 3 percent ahead of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony before USA lawmakers on Tuesday and Wednesday.

"The president is amenable to that".

His comments buoyed global markets, which have been under pressure as China and the United States threatened each other with billions in tariffs and investors feared that protectionist measures would hit global economic growth.

But Trump's Chief Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow said in an interview on Sunday the ongoing spat "might turn out to be very benign".

The week also marks the start of earnings season with big US banks such as JPMorgan Chase JPM.N , Citigroup C.N and Wells Fargo WFC.N set to report first-quarter results on Friday.

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"Today the markets are looking positive as a probable healthy earnings helped by the recent tax benefits and a strong economy acts as a breath of fresh air", said Andre Bakhos, Managing Director at New Vines Capital Llc In Bernardsville. The S&P 500 fell 14.68 points, or 0.55%, to 2,642.19.

The Al-Quds index of the Palestine Stock Exchange (PEX) closed the week's trading on Thursday at 554.08 points, a 1.84 points (0.33%) decrease compared to the last trading session, according to PEX daily report. Banks slipped along with interest rates while health care and technology companies gave up some of the big gains they made Tuesday.

The Dow is down 740.12 points, or 3 percent.

Among stocks, AveXis rose 77.6 percent after Swiss drugmaker Novartis offered to buy the gene therapy company for $8.7 billion.

The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX - 20.24) lost 0.2 point, or 1.1%, for the day.

Advancing issues outnumbered decliners on the NYSE for a 1.88-to-1 ratio on the upside. While the S&P and Nasdaq briefly broke north of breakeven, all three indexes ended lower.

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