A trader works on the floor at the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on February 15, 2018 in New York. / AFP / Bryan R. Smith
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Wall Street's main indexes rose Thursday, led by gains in technology and industrial shares as investors looked past fears of more interest rate hikes this year.However, comments from St Louis Fed President James Bullard earlier in the day appeared to have eased some of those concerns and the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields slipped from the more than four-year highs they hit on Wednesday.By 9:40 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average had gained 214.51 points, or 0.87 percent, at 25,012.29 and the S&P 500 rose 0.77 percent to 2,722.25 . The two indexes were higher after two days of losses.All the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, led by a 1.5 percent gain in the telecom services index and a 0.9 percent rise in the energy index.
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