US STOCKS-Wall Street rises in wake of first presidential face-off



* Consumer confidence index hits 9-year high in September
* Oil prices plunge 3.5 pct, dollar index rises
* Indexes up: Dow 0.73 pct, S&P 0.64 pct, Nasdaq 0.88 pct (Updates to afternoon)
By Noel Randewich
Sept 27 Consumer and technology stocks including Amazon led gains on Wall Street on Tuesday as some investors deemed Democrat Hillary Clinton to have won a presidential debate against Republican rival Donald Trump.
The S&P 500 technology sector rallied 1.13 percent, powered by a 2-percent gain in Microsoft and a 1.14-percent rise in Facebook.
Amazon.com increased 1.98 percent and... read more

 
27 September 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Reuters
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