Dec 8 The Dow inched up to hit a record high at the open on Thursday, helped by gains in financial and energy stocks.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 8.02 points, or 0.04 percent, at 19,541.6, the S&P 500 was down 2.23 points, or 0.1 percent, at 2,239.12 and the Nasdaq composite was down 2.54 points, or 0.05 percent, at 5,391.22. (Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)
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