Europe Edges Higher as Wall Street Hits New Highs

December 23, 2014 1:21 PM

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Global stocks drifted in different directions Tuesday as investors hung their stockings by the chimney to see if the pre-holiday party would continue on Wall Street. The Dow is flirting with 18,000 as the holiday break approaches, after setting a record Monday.

KEEPING SCORE: In early afternoon trading in Europe, France's CAC-40 added 0.6 percent to 4,279 and Germany's DAX rose 0.1 percent to 9,876. Britain's FTSE rose 0.4 percent to 6,602. Wall Street looked set for further gains after Monday's record highs, with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 future...

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