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The Independent Online
THE DOW Jones Industrial Average rose 12.54, or 0.1 per cent, to 11,257.43 after touching 11,383.74, its first intraday record since 24 August.

General Electric led the advance after announcing a 3-for-1 stock split. The Nasdaq, 53 per cent computer-related stocks and 16 per cent telecoms, rose 38.00, or 1 per cent, to 3753.06. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained 2.27, or 0.2 per cent, to 1421.05, led by computer-related shares.

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