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Key US Stock Indexes Hit Milestones; China Advances

Stock prices rose to record highs Monday in the United States and made strong gains in China.In New York, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which tallies the fortunes of 30 well-known American companies, topped 16,000 for the first time. The index includes such international brands as the American Express company, oil giant Exxon Mobil and soft drink maker Coca-Cola. A broader stock index, the Standard & Poor's 500, topped 1,800 for the first time. The third major U.S. exchange,...

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