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Dow tracks ninth straight day of record close


By Tanya Agrawal(Reuters) - U.S. stocks were slightly up in early afternoon trading on Monday, with the Dow on track to close at a record high for the ninth straight day, after squeezing out another all-time high just after the open.The rise in the Dow also put the blue-chip index on track to close higher for the 10th straight day, its longest streak of consecutive gains since February.Markets have been boosted in recent weeks by robust second-quarter earnings, and the strong July employment report on Friday added to the positive sentiment."We have strong earnings that is helping the market," ...

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First Published: Mon, August 07 2017. 22:38 IST