Energy shares lead Wall Street higher as earnings get into gear

All 10 S&P sectors were higher in afternoon trading. Energy shares jumped 3 percent, with oil majors Exxon Mobil and Chevron giving two of the biggest boosts to the S&P 500. S&P 500 profits are expected to have fallen 7.8 percent in the first quarter, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

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