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    Dow Jones, S&P Stocks Close at Record Highs on Strong Tech Performance

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    Major US stock indexes closed higher on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Standard and Poor’s 500 reaching record levels as technology stocks performed well.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Dow closed at a record high of 21,525.01, up 0.66 percent from opening, while the S&P 500 increased 0.82 percent to close at a record 2,452.16.

    The Nasdaq Composite also gained, closing 1.41 percent higher at 6,239.01.

    Technology stocks drove the gains, with Amazon hitting a new record at the open. Alphabet, Apple, Facebook and Netflix also performed well.

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