Dow closes at record as Target's outlook lifts retail shares

US stocks up - 13-07-17

"Armenpress" reports the value of Dow Jones up by 0.57% to 21532.14 points, S&P 500 up by 0.73% to 2443.25 points, Nasdaq up by 1.10% to 6261.17 points.

Stocks rose to record levels on Friday as earnings season kicked off, CNBC reported.

Rep. Smith: Beijing is responsible for human rights activist's death
His conviction in late 2009 stemmed from his co-authorship of a manifesto calling for human rights and political reform in China. For that, he said , he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize , but also received subversion charges and an 11-year prison sentence.

Yellen will stand before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday. Target added it expects second-quarter earnings to come in above the high end of the forecast.

Germany's DAX lifted 0.1 per cent to 12,641.33. The stock had traded more than 6 percent higher in the premarket.

Federer makes Wimbledon semifinals for 12th time
This is Querrey's 42nd Grand Slam tournament, the most ever played by a man in the Open era before getting to his first semifinal. The top-ranked Murray will face 24th-seeded Sam Querrey, with the victor facing either Muller or Marin Cilic in the semifinals.

Japan's Nikkei 225, however, closed flat, up just 0.01 per cent at 20,099.81. The S&P 500 was up 0.9% and the Dow Jones industrial average held a 0.6% gain.

China posted better-than-expected trade data for June, with exports rising 11.3 per cent and imports expanding 17.2 per cent, suggesting the economy is holding up well thanks to firmer global demand.

Island Where Women Are Banned Granted UNESCO World Heritage Status
The ban on female visitors specifically "has nothing to do with discrimination against women", the official told AFP by phone. Okinoshima island is home to an ancient religious site built in the 17th century and has three small sacred Shinto shrines.

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday the US central bank will start reducing its massive $4.5 trillion portfolio later this year. The Nasdaq 38.03 points, or 0.61%, to 6312.47-the largest one-week point and percentage again since early December.

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