Wall Street gains, Dow tops 24000 as tax bill gains steam Market responds as tax overhaul gains steam Reuters – November 30, 2017
Wall Street gains, Dow tops 24000 as tax bill gains steam
Market responds as tax overhaul gains steam
Reuters – November 30, 2017
The S&P closed at a record high and the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke above the 24,000 mark for the first time on Thursday as investors gained confidence that the Republican party’s push for a U.S. tax overhaul would succeed.
Republican Senator John McCain’s decision to back the tax bill provided a new jolt of momentum for the legislation. McCain had helped defeat Republicans’ efforts to repeal Obamacare, and a “yes” vote by him on the tax measure was considered crucial.
He said the tax bill would boost the economy, although it is “far from perfect.”