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Indexes Eke Out Gains, Still Hit Record Highs

S&P 500 has 5th gain in a row
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 17, 2019 3:11 PM CST

(Newser) – Stocks eked out slight gains on Wall Street Tuesday, enough to send major indexes to more record highs. The benchmark S&P 500 had its fifth gain in a row, the AP reports. Banks and companies that rely on consumer spending led the way higher. Goldman Sachs rose 1.4%. Stocks have been rising on optimism about an interim US-China trade deal announced on Friday. The S&P 500 rose 1 point, less than 0.1%, to 3,192. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 31 points, or 0.1%, to 28,267 and the Nasdaq rose 9 points, or 0.1%, to 8,823. Bond prices rose, sending yields slightly lower. (Read more stock market stories.)

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