Shares of manufacturing and transportation companies rose ahead of major earnings reports later in the week. "We expect second-quarter earnings season to deliver again with another upside surprise relative to consensus expectations and it is likely to be broad like the first quarter," said analysts at brokerage Morgan Stanley, in a research note. The Empire State's general business conditions index, a measure of industrial activity in New York state, fell 10 points to 9.8.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
July 17, 2017 16:35 ET (20:35 GMT)