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Stocks Climb as U.S.-China Trade Talks Begin

U.S. stocks jumped Monday, boosted by rallying technology shares, as officials from Washington and Beijing kicked off their latest round of negotiations over trade policy. The S&P 500 jumped 1.1% and the Nasdaq Composite gained 1.5%. Investors are beginning the week with their focus on the U.S. and China’s negotiations, something many hope will help bring the two countries closer to a resolution in their trade fight.