US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St extends records as Fed stays in focus

Reuters - UK Focus

NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose at the open onMonday, with the Dow and S&P extending record highs as tradingcontinues to focus on economic stimulus from the FederalReserve.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 43.6 points or0.27 percent, to 16,005.3, the S&P 500 gained 2.48 pointsor 0.14 percent, to 1,800.66 and the Nasdaq Composite added 2.073 points or 0.05 percent, to 3,988.041.

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