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Stocks rise as investors shrug off trade war worries

Stocks (^DJI, ^GSPC, ^IXIC) are inching higher as traders seem to shrug off concerns about trade and rising rates. The consumer discretionary (XLP) sector is mostly in the green, and the utilities (XLU) sector is mostly in the red.  Yahoo Finance’s Jared Blikre joins us live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to talk markets. To discuss the other big stories of the day, Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith is joined by Yahoo Finance Editor-in-chief Andy SerwerJulia LaRoche and Myles Udland, as well as Dan Howley, who is live from Apple’s (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference.