S&P 500, Nasdaq hit record highs on Apple boost

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Sept 2 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs on Thursday, boosted by Apple and on hopes that the Federal Reserve would maintain an accommodative policy amid signs that a broader economic recovery was slowing.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rose 40.5 points, or 0.11%, at the open to 35,353.06. The S&P 500 (.SPX) rose 10.4 points, or 0.23%, at the open to 4,534.48​, while the Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC) rose 49.1 points, or 0.32%, to 15,358.474 at the opening bell.

Reporting by Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur

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