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Stocks close higher for a third day; Dow, S&P at records

Stocks close higher for a third day; Dow, S&P at records

The stock market crept to a record high in a quiet session on Monday. Investors had little news to weigh because most major companies have finished reporting first-quarter results. The Dow Jones industrial average added 26.32 points, or 0.1 percent, to 18,298.88. The Standard & Poor's rose 6.47 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,129.20 and the Nasdaq composite rose 30.15 points, or 0.6 percent, to 5,078.44. Among the winners was Apple, which rose $1.42, or 1 percent, to $130.19. Activist investor Carl Icahn published a letter Monday calling for the technology giant to buy back more of its own stock. Icahn said Apple is worth $240 a share. Apple and Icahn have fought the last couple of...

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