US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St rises on materials, tech shares

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. stocks (Read more about the stock market today. ) extended gains on
Tuesday as agriculture stocks got a lift from M&A talk, while
technology shares also rose.

* The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI: ) rose 78.49
points, or 0.76 percent, to 10,380.50. The Standard & Poor’s
500 Index (.SPX: ) gained 10.50 points, or 0.97 percent, to
1,089.88. The Nasdaq Composite Index (.IXIC: ) climbed 23.55
points, or 1.08 percent, to 2,205.42.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by Theodore d’Afflisio)

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St rises on materials, tech shares