The Dow jumped 96.44 points, or 0.34%, to end the day at 28,551.53. The S&P 500 climbed 0.09, hitting another all-time high of 3,224.01. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.23% to 8,945.65. The S&P 500 is up more than 28% for 2019 through Friday, about 1 percentage point away from 2013′s gain of 29.6%.
Shares of Boeing jumped 2.91% after the Chicago-based aviation giant ousted CEO Dennis Muilenburg, effective immediately. The move comes as Boeing has been struggling to regain the trust of regulators and the public after two fatal crashes of the 737 Max jets. Chairman David Calhoun will become CEO on Jan. 13.
China's finance ministry announced on Sunday it will lower import tariffs on over 850 products starting January 1, ranging from frozen pork to some types of semiconductors. Investors cheered the news as it marked another sign of easing trade tensions. China is making efforts to boost imports amid a slowing economy as it works to finalize a phase one trade agreement with the U.S.