Dow, S&P 500 kick off first trade in 2021 at record highs

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U.S. stocks briefly rose to records on Monday, the first major trading day of 2021 on hopes that continued government stimulus and the rollout of coronavirus vaccines will help propel stocks to fresh records. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to an intraday high at 30,674.28, while the S&P 500 index also notched an intraday all-time high at 3,769.99. The Nasdaq Composite Index traded up 0.4% at 12,934.
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