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Stocks rise again to new records on sixth day of win streak

Stocks rise again to new records on sixth day of win streak

U.S. stocks rose for the sixth day in a row Friday as major indexes continued to set records. The biggest gains went to companies that have been mostly left out of the post-election rally, including healthcare companies and makers of household goods.

Coca-Cola and Pfizer both gained 2.5%. Investors have mostly avoided consumer goods makers and health companies in recent weeks. Instead, they've bought banks and machinery companies, which could benefit more from a faster-growing economy.

“What we're seeing today is investors who are fearful they'll be left behind,” said Kate Warne, investment strategist for Edward Jones. “So it may not be surprising that...

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