Stocks fetch another round of records at opening bell

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U.S. stock-market benchmarks opened higher at the start of Tuesday, booking another round of intraday records in the holiday-shortened week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 127 points, or 0.4%, to 30,531. The S&P 500 was up 15 points, or 0.4%, to 3,750. The Nasdaq Composite added 1.1%, or 140 points, to 12,944. Investors eyed a proposal for $2,000 of direct payments to Americans that was passed by the Democratic-controlled house but is unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate. Shares of Boeing Co. were in focus as the aircraft maker’s troubled 737 Max plane was slated to carry airline passengers on a flight Tuesday for the first time in around two years.
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