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Nasdaq sets new record 15 years after dot-com crash

Final-hour sell-off prevents S&P 500 from surpassing its own previous record high

BOOM AGAIN: The Nasdaq composite index is viewed in Times Square on Thursday in New York City.

New York

THE Nasdaq exchange smashed its 15-year-old record on Thursday, breaking through the old mark set at the peak of the dot-com boom in 2000.

The Nasdaq Composite Index added 0.42 per cent (20.89 points) to finish at 5,056.06, finally making up all the nearly 4,000 points