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Shares rise over hopes of US deal

LONDON'S blue chip share index raced higher amid hopes of an imminent deal to end America's partial government shutdown and stop the country defaulting on its debt. Republicans said a vote on a new plan to end the two-week political deadlock was close as talks ramp up ahead of tomorrow's deadline for the US to raise its £10.5tn debt limit. The FTSE 100 Index closed 41.5 points higher, at 6549.1, despite early session losses on Wall Street.

LONDON'S blue chip share index raced higher amid hopes of an imminent deal to end America's partial government shutdown and stop the country defaulting on its debt. Republicans said a vote on a new plan to end the two-week political deadlock was close as talks ramp up ahead of tomorrow's deadline for the US to raise its £10.5tn debt limit. The FTSE 100 Index closed 41.5 points higher, at 6549.1, despite early session losses on Wall Street.

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