US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends higher on tax reform hopes

NEW YORK, Aug 31 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday as investors reacted to economic data and took cautious hope from Washington's latest promises for long-awaited details of a tax reform plan.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 59.92 points, or 0.27 percent, to 21,952.35, the S&P 500 gained 13.94 points, or 0.57 percent, to 2,471.53 and the Nasdaq Composite added 60.35 points, or 0.95 percent, to 6,428.66. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by James Dalgleish)