Stock Market News: Aurora Opens Marijuana Earnings Season While Caterpillar Celebrates Trade Talks

The stock market began Tuesday on an optimistic note, with investors responding favorably to reports out of Washington that lawmakers might have come up with a deal that will avoid a second government shutdown. As of 11:20 a.m. EST, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) was higher by 310 points to 25,364. Other major stock indexes also did well, as the SP 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) rose 32 points to 2,741 and the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX:^IXIC) climbed 100 points to 7,408.

Volatility in recent months has forced investors to take a two-part approach toward the stock market. On one hand, high-growth areas of the market like marijuana still have huge potential to produce long-term gains, and Canadian cannabis company Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) kicked off a week that will feature several major players in the marijuana space reporting their latest financial

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