US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P 500 at record as traders cheer Washington deal


NEW YORK, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 hit a recordintraday high on Thursday as traders were reassured about abullish market following an overnight deal in Washington toavoid a U.S. default and reopen the government.

The Dow Jones industrial average dipped 25.69 points,or 0.17 percent, at 15,348.14. The S&P 500 Index was up8.09 points, or 0.47 percent, at 1,729.63. The Nasdaq CompositeIndex was up 15.82 points, or 0.41 percent, at 3,855.25.

The intraday high on the S&P was 1,730.24 and the index wason track to set a record closing high.

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