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Dow Jones closes at four-year high on the back of positive manufacturing data

  • The Dow Jones index in New York closed at its highest level for than four years on Tuesday after data showed a healthier than expected US manufacturing sector in April.

    The Institute for Supply Management said manufacturing activity rose 54.8 last month, up from 53.4 in March.

    Figures above 50 indicate expansion.

    The Dow rose 66 points to end the session at 13,279, its highest since December 28, 2007.