(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes rose on Thursday as investors expected lower corporate tax rates to encourage companies to spend their additional capital on dividends, new projects and wage hikes.

The U.S. Congress approved a $1.5-trillion tax cut bill this week, with the highlight being a corporate tax cut to 21 percent from 35 percent.

A number of companies, including AT&T (T.N), Wells Fargo (WFC.N) and Boeing (BA.N), have promised higher pay for workers or more investment in training. Some others have forecast a rise in earnings due to

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