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Dow soars nearly 200 points as investors welcome steady tone from new Federal Reserve chief

NEW YORK, N.Y. - U.S. stocks are ending sharply higher after the new Federal Reserve chief, Janet Yellen, said she will continue the central bank's policy of low interest rates.

Investors also welcomed news that Congress appears ready to raise the government's borrowing limit. That would avoid the kind of political drama that brought the government to the brink of default late last year.

The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 193 points, or 1 per cent, to close at 15,995 Tuesday. The Dow has notched triple-digit gains in three of the past four trading days.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 20 points, or 1 per cent, to 1.820. The Nasdaq composite gained 43 points, or 1 per cent, to 4,191.

CVS Caremark rose nearly 3 per cent after the drugstore chain's earnings rose.

The Canadian Press


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