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US: S&P, Nasdaq open at record highs after Fed minutes


The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite opened at record highs on Thursday after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed policymakers expected the economy to pick up momentum and that they would raise interest rates soon.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 50.69 points, or 0.24 per cent, to 21,063.11 and the S&P 500 gained 4.45 points, or 0.18 per cent, to 2,408.84. The Nasdaq Composite added 19.02 points, or 0.31 per cent, to 6,182.04.


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