U.S. stocks opened higher on Friday, trading in record territory as the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed nearer to 20,000, considered an important milestone for the blue-chip index. The Dow gained 61.66 points, or 0.3%, to 12,911. The S&P 500 index advanced 3 points, or 0.1%, to 2,264. The Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 10 points, or 0.2%, to 5,467.
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