U.S. Stocks Open Higher; S&P 500 Tries For Record

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U.S. stocks began the holiday-shortened week higher on Monday, as easing policy decision by China's central bank last week continued to support global equity markets. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average topped their previous closing records. The S&P 500 opened 4 points, or 0.2%, higher at 2,068. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 32 points, or 0.2%, to 17,839. The Nasdaq Composite began the day up 11 points, or 0.2%, at 4,724.

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