By CCN.com: The Dow plowed higher on Thursday, even as Wall Street breathlessly waited for US Attorney General William Barr to release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report into the 2016 Trump campaign. But though touted by liberals as a reckoning for Donald Trump, the Mueller report is really just a smokescreen, at least so far as the stock market is concerned.
Dow Climbs as DOJ Dumps Mueller Report
Responding to strong retail sales data, the Dow Jones Industrial Average popped at the opening bell, rising more than 100 points before paring those gains. As of 11:13 am ET, the DJIA had jumped 79.13 points or 0.3 percent to 26,528.67. The S&P 500 gained just 0.01 percent to hold at 2,900, and the Nasdaq lost 0.19 percent to fall to 7,980.92.