Shares of manufacturing and transportation companies ticked up after a strong regional report and amid anticipation of a tax cut in the U.S.
The composite index of the Kansas City Federal Reserve's manufacturing survey for the month of October rose to 23, the highest reading since 2011.
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General Electric is looking to exit the railroad business, one of its oldest, as part of Chief Executive John Flannery's efforts to retire $20 billion of the conglomerate's assets.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
October 26, 2017 17:07 ET (21:07 GMT)