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Dow hits historic high on strong Q3 GDP

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Major Wall Street indexes have risen for four straight sessions, pushing the benchmark S&P index to its 50th record high of the year.

New York

AN unexpectedly strong report on economic growth pushed the Dow over 18,000 for the first time in its history, with the index reaching a high of 18,020.19 in early trading on Tuesday.

The final estimate of the US gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter was