Shares soar to S&P 500, Nasdaq tries to build on records

US stocks opened slightly higher on Monday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite trying to build on record results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA,
-0.09%
rose 37 points, or 0.1%, to 35,493. The S&P 500 SPX,
+0.26%
rose 0.2% to 4,519, while the Nasdaq Composite COMP,
+0.47%
rose 0.3% to 15,180. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq ended on records Friday, with stocks rising after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said he would prefer to cut back on asset purchases by the central bank this year, but did not offer a clear timetable. at.

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