November 20, 2014 / 9:38 PM / 3 years ago

Wall Street inches up to new Dow, S&P records

A man carries an umbrella in the rain as he passes the New York Stock Exchange October 16, 2014.Brendan McDermid/Files

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended slightly higher on Thursday, pushing the Dow and S&P 500 to fresh record closing highs, as data showed further strength in the U.S. economy and Intel gave an upbeat forecast.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 30.6 points, or 0.17 percent, to 17,716.33, the S&P 500 gained 3.98 points, or 0.19 percent, to 2,052.7 and the Nasdaq Composite added 26.16 points, or 0.56 percent, to 4,701.87.

Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Nick Zieminski

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