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US stocks climb higher in early trading
US stocks climb higher in early trading

NEW YORK (AP) — Major market indexes are heading higher Friday as the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba prepares its stock-market debut. The Standard & Poor's 500 index pushed above the record level reached the day before. KEEPING SCORE: As of 9:55 a.m. Eastern, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 74 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,340. The S&P 500 index gained seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,019. The Nasdaq composite picked up 13 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,606. ALIBABA IPO: Alibaba is set to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "BABA." The company priced its initial public offering of stock at $68 a share late Thursday,...

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