Wall Street hits record high with focus on stimulus

FILE PHOTO: Raindrops hang on a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., October 26, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes opened at record highs on Friday, as a coronavirus stimulus package remained in focus ahead of a weekend deadline for a deal, with retail stocks rising on the possibility of strong holiday sales.

At 9:34 a.m. ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 10.51 points, or 0.03%, at 30,313.88, the S&P 500 was down 1.69 points, or 0.05%, at 3,720.79, and the Nasdaq Composite was up 11.03 points, or 0.09%, at 12,775.78.

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