European stocks closed higher Wednesday afternoon, amid a global rally, as investor sentiment was buoyed by a slew of corporate earnings.
Overnight, eight people died in a terrorist attack in Manhattan, New York. An Uzbek immigrant is accused of mowing down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path, leaving a dozen others injured. According to the NYPD, the man had been plotting the attack for “a number of weeks.” President Trump, who dubbed the incident “a terrorist attack,” said the act was carried by a “sick and deranged person.”
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