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Wall St. Nears New Records


Stocks rose slightly on Friday, pushing Wall Street closer to record highs set earlier this year.

The Dow Jones Industrials regained 91.47 points to 27,186.26,

The S&P 500 progressed 8.6 points to 3,015.39,

The NASDAQ Composite added 14.56 points to 8,197.44

The Dow came into Friday's session 1.1% removed from its all-time high while the S&P 500 was 0.7% below its record mark from late July. The NASDAQ remained 1.9% away from its record.

The moves come after deputy trade negotiators from the U.S. and China resumed face-to-face talks for the first time in almost two months. The deputy-level trade talks are expected to help lay the groundwork for high-level negotiations early next month.

Prices for the benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury inched up, lowering yields to 1.78% from Thursday's 1.79%. Treasury prices and yields move in opposite directions

Oil prices obtained 39 cents to $58.52 U.S. a barrel.

Gold prices picked up $3.10 to $1,509.30 U.S. an ounce.


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