Dow hits all-time high as jobless claims dip

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Dec 30 (Reuters) – The blue-chip Dow hit an all-time high shortly after markets opened on Thursday, extending a record-setting run as a drop in weekly jobless claims showed no impact yet on employment from the surge in U.S. coronavirus infections.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rose 33.85 points, or 0.09%, at the open to 36,522.48.

The S&P 500 (.SPX) opened higher by 1.17 points, or 0.02%, at 4,794.23, while the Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC) dropped 7.23 points, or 0.05%, to 15,758.98 at the opening bell.

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Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V

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