Dow Jones closes at 7-week high

US - Strong US house sales and upbeat forecasts from a string of major companies including auto giant General Motors sent Wall Street shares soaring on Monday.

All Wall Street's major stock indexes closed higher.

The Dow Jones industrial average breached the psychologically important 10,000 barrier to close at seven-week high, up 1.78% at 10,145.7.

The technology-laden Nasdaq index recorded its biggest one-day gain since 3 January.

The Nasdaq closed up 2.63% at 1,769.8.

And the broader Standa

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