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Wall St. climbs with boost from healthcare, banks

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By Sinead Carew(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes extended the New Year rally to close at record levels on Tuesday on investor optimism ahead of quarterly earnings reports and hopes for easing tensions with North Korea.Defensive S&P sectors - utilities, real estate and telecommunications - were out of favour, while bank stocks were boosted by rising U.S. 10-year Treasury yields. Healthcare stocks rose with the sector in focus on the second day of an industry conference.The S&P 500 and Nasdaq registered their sixth closing record highs in a row. The Dow also ended at record levels after ...

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 03:06 IST
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