Dow Jones up more than 200 points

The US stock market finally shook its post-election slump last night.

Dow Jones up more than 200 points

The US stock market finally shook its post-election slump last night.

Investors seized on hope that Washington will reach a deal on the federal budget and drove stocks to their biggest gain in two months. A pair of strong corporate earnings reports also helped.

The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 207 points, or 1.7%.

Since President Barack Obama and a divided Congress were returned to power ON November 6, the Dow had fallen six out of eight days and slid a total of 650 points.

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