The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 75. 65 points, or 0. 44 per cent, higher at 17,076. 87 and the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose 18. 80 points, 0. 41 per cent, to 4,557. 35.
Mining services company Boart Longyear, the maker of Bonds underwear Pacific Brands, Westfield shopping centre empire spin-off Scentre and fertility services company Virtus Health are among those issuing earnings reports.
The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index dropped 10. 7 points, or 0. 19 per cent, to 5,634. 9 points.
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