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Dow approaches 20,000 as energy and tech stocks climb

Dow approaches 20,000 as energy and tech stocks climb

Major U.S. stock indexes set records again Tuesday as energy companies continued to climb following international deals that will cut oil production. Big-name technology companies such as Apple and IBM also traded higher as the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 19,900 for the first time.

The Dow finished at an all-time high for the seventh consecutive trading day. The biggest gain went to IBM; Apple and Exxon Mobil also finished near the top.

Energy companies rose for the ninth day out of the last 10 as investors anticipated steadier oil prices and larger profits.

Technology companies jumped. They had mostly lagged behind the overall market during its...

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