Stocks posted small gains in early action Wednesday, with the Nasdaq building on the previous session's record close and the Dow Jones Industrial Average set to take yet another run at the 20,000 milestone. The Dow rose 27 points, or 0.1%, to 19,972, while the S&P 500 advanced 0.1% to 2,271. The Nasdaq tacked on 0.2% to 5,497.
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