November 5, 2019•106 words
US stocks extended gains on Tuesday, after data showed the country's non-manufacturing activities grew faster than expected during October and the trade deficit narrowed to a five-month low in September. Recent trade optimism also supported sentiment as the US and China top negotiators work on a potential deal. Meanwhile, job openings declined for the fourth consecutive month to 1-1/2-year low as companies cut back on hiring amid economic slowdown. The Dow Jones rose 56 points or 0.2%; the S&P 500 added 1 point or less than 0.1%; and the Nasdaq gained 8 points or 0.1% around 30 minutes after the opening bell.