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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P 500 approaches all-time high on trade progress

NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 rose on Friday, briefly surpassing its record closing high, after Washington said it was near to finalizing parts of a trade pact with Beijing.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 150.36 points, or 0.56%, to 26,955.89, the S&P 500 gained 11.96 points, or 0.40%, to 3,022.25 and the Nasdaq Composite added 57.32 points, or 0.7%, to 8,243.12. (Reporting by April Joyner Editing by Chris Reese)