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Friday, 12 August 2016 - 6:55
Dow, S&P and Nasdaq all hit new record highs
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All three major US indexes hit record highs - the first time they have done so on the same day since 1999 - as oil and retail stocks found favour.

The Dow Jones rose 117.8 points, or 0.6%, to 18,613.5.

The wider S&P 500 index climbed 10.3 points to 2,185.7, while the Nasdaq was 23.8 points higher at 2,185.7.

A stock market rally since late June has pushed the S&P up 7% in 2016, helped by better-than-expected quarterly results.
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