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ASX set for gains on back of late Wall Street surge – Sydney Morning Herald

The benchmark S&P 500 index is higher but remains on track for a small weekly loss following a choppy week of trading.

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The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies also recovered from a stumble to an essentially flat finish, adding 0.05 points, or less than 0.1 per cent, to 2,241.42.
Bond yields were mixed, with the 10-year Treasury note trading at a yield of 1.57 per cent, down from 1.58 per cent late Wednesday.
Some healthcare stocks fell after news late Wednesday that the White House supports waiving intellectual property rights for coronavirus vaccines to help immunise poorer countries faster. That slide was…

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