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* Apple leads indexes higher

* China exempts 16 types of U.S. goods from tariffs

* Baker Hughes falls as GE looks to cut stake

* Indexes up: Dow 0.52%, S&P 500 0.45%, Nasdaq 0.79% (Updates to late afternoon, changes dateline, byline)

By Stephen Culp

NEW YORK, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Wall Street was pushed higher on Wednesday by tariff-sensitive technology and industrial shares after China extended an olive branch ahead of next month’s trade negotiations with the United States.

Apple Inc led the charge, buoying all three major stock averages the day after it unveiled its latest iPhone upgrade and announced the launch date of its Apple TV+ streaming service. Its shares gained 2.6%,

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