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Stocks inch a bit further into record territory

Stocks inch a bit further into record territory

U.S. stocks inched a bit further into record territory Wednesday after teeter-tottering through the day. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose just a sliver, but it was enough for a seventh straight gain.

The S&P 500 climbed 3.16 points, or 0.1%, to 2,537.74 after flipping between slight losses and gains through the day. The seven-day win streak is the index's longest since a similar run in May.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 19.97 points, or 0.1%, to 22,661.64, and the Nasdaq composite ticked up 2.91, or less than 0.1%, to 6,534.63. All three indexes added to records set a day earlier.

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