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S&P 500 hits record high on gains in tech-related stocks

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People are seen on Wall St. outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

April 8 (Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 hit a record high on Thursday, helped by gains in tech-related stocks, a day after the Federal Reserve reiterated its pledge to keep interest rates low until the economic recovery is more secure.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rose 23.6 points, or 0.07%, at the open to 33,469.89. The S&P 500 (.SPX) rose 10.0 points, or 0.25%, at the open to 4,089.95​, while the Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC) rose 108.0 points, or 0.79%, to 13,796.892 at the opening bell.

Reporting by Shivani Kumaresan in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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