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7/23, 8:11 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US extends gains, S&P, Nasdaq clinch new records

Shares on the major stock market indexes in the United States accelerated gains on Friday, after having started the week's final trading session in the green.

Seemingly backed by the growing optimism prompted by the strong performances of the technology stocks, the Nasdaq 100 and the S&P 500 reached fresh record highs.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 217 points, or 0.62%, at 2:08 pm ET. The Nasdaq 100 jumped 1.18% a minute later, led by Facebook and Moderna, both of which gained more than 6%. At the same time, the S&P 500 advanced by 1.01%, propelled by Apple and Twitter. The euro was flat versus the dollar, selling for 1.17700 at 2:12 pm ET.

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