Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A gauge of stocks around the world rose to its highest point in about two months Monday amid hopes for improving trade relations between the United States and China, while the U.S. dollar weakened for a fourth straight session against a basket of currencies.MSCI's index of stocks across the globe gained 0.22 percent, hitting a roughly two-month high during the session.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 85.61 points, or 0.34 percent, to 24,916.78, the S&P 500 gained 4.08 points, or 0.15 percent, to 2,731.8 and the Nasdaq Composite added 17.99 points, or 0.24 percent, to 7,420.87 .The dollar index fell 0.09 percent, with the euro up 0.17 percent to $1.1962 .
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