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Your Tuesday Briefing: Dow Jones Today Rises Despite New Iranian Sanctions

The Dow Jones today jumped 86-points in premarket trading while the S&P 500 sat just points away from an all-time record.

The rise was in spite of the imposition of "snapback" sanctions on Iran Tuesday morning.

The new sanctions target Iran's ability to purchase foreign currency and commodities.

They also place an embargo on the American import of Iranian pistachios and Persian rugs.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Was Its Lowest of 2017 as Trump Economic Optimism on Hold

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today was its lowest of 2017 as investors seemed unimpressed by Donald Trump's press conference on Wednesday.

The president-elect failed to convince markets that he would enact corporate tax reform, income tax reform, and deregulation in the financial, energy, and agricultural markets.

Let's look at the numbers from Thursday, Jan. 12, for the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq.