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US: Wall St hits records on tax bill hopes, M&A flurry

[NEW YORK] Wall Street's three main indexes opened at record highs on Monday as the long-awaited tax overhaul plan looked set for legislation and a flurry of year-end corporate dealmaking that has topped US$11 billion so far buoyed optimism.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 134.06 points, or 0.54 per cent, to 24,785.8. The S&P 500 gained 13.17 points, or 0.492187 per cent, to 2,688.98. The Nasdaq Composite added 43.83 points, or 0.63 per cent, to 6,980.41.


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