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Stocks Continue Advance as Global Conflicts Ease

Led higher by overseas markets as a result of easing geo-political pressures, U.S. equities are adding to Friday's gains with the tech-heavy Nasdaq outperforming from gains in biotech and chipmaker stocks.

Investors' appetite for riskier assets was rekindled when overtures from Russia towards Ukraine eased the escalating strain between Moscow and NATO nations. Global investors also breathed a collective sigh of relief by the sustained cease fire between Hamas and Isreal, as well as progress against ISIS militants in Iraq.

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