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Tech and healthcare stocks lift indexes back to record highs

Tech and healthcare stocks lift indexes back to record highs

U.S. stock indexes drifted back to record highs Wednesday as investors got ready for another round of corporate reports to begin. Technology, healthcare and household goods companies all rose.

Tech-sector companies such as PayPal, Visa and Alphabet, Google's parent company, made some of the biggest gains as the market was little changed for the third day in a row. Banks slipped along with interest rates, and industrial companies edged down.

Minutes from the Federal Reserve's September meeting showed that officials were split about whether they need to raise interest rates again soon. But they appeared to be getting used to the idea that inflation will stay lower than they...

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