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US:Nasdaq hits 6,000 for 1st time

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[NEW YORK] Wall Street stocks rose again Tuesday, with the Nasdaq climbing above 6,000 for the first time and the Dow gaining following a series of mostly strong earnings from blue-chip companies.

Shortly after the opening bell at 1330 GMT, the Nasdaq Composite Index was at 6,004.27, up 0.3 pe rcent over Monday's record close.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 0.7 per cent to 20,911.41, while broad-based S&P 500 advanced 0.3 percent to 2,381.94.


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