Stock-market benchmarks post new records after U.S. seals trade accords with China, Mexico and Canada B

By CHRIS MATTHEWS

U.S. stocks rallied again Thursday, with all three benchmark indexes closing at new records, following the signing of a trade truce between the U.S. and China on Wednesday and Senate approval of a new trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada on Thursday.

Financial and technology shares led the rally, with Google’s parent Alphabet becoming only the fourth company to reach a $1 trillion market capitalization, as investors were encouraged by a batch of healthy U.S. economic data along with positive corporate earnings reports.

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