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US equity markets advanced, shrugging off some underwhelming economic data out of China - Dow gained +151-points or +0.45%, its fourth consecutive session gain and longest winning streak since its six session strong of gains that ended 27 May. The 30-stock index also closed above its 200-day moving average for the first time since 20 April. The broader S&P500 rose +0.40%, with Consumer Staples (up +1.05%) and Utilities (+0.81%) leading nine of the eleven primary sectors higher. Energy (down -1.96%) sat at the foot of the primary sector leaderboard, with Exxon Mobil Corp down -1.79%, Chevron Corp -1.90% and Marathon Oil Corp -2.78%. Tesla Inc rose +3.1%, with Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeting that the electric-vehicle maker has produced more than >3M vehicles, with a third of them made in China. The Nasdaq climbed +0.62%. Apple Inc (up +0.63%) may expand its advertising to more of its first-party apps on the iPhone in an effort to boost revenue, according to Bloomberg. The company generates ~US$4B in annual revenue from its ad business but wants to grow the segment into the “double digits,” according to the report. The small capitalisation Russell 2000 added +0.23%. Bed Bath & Beyond Inc soared +23.55% as the Reddit crowd that made it a meme stock again embraced it. Volume of 127M shares traded was more than eight times the 65-day average of 15m shares per day. The stock has been rallying amid with no real news, but participants on Reddit’s WallStreetBets forum were celebrating the gains. The stock, which has been shorted by many large funds, is up ~200% so far this month.