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Aug. 16, 2017, 11:28 a.m. EDT

S&P 500 holds the range, Dow rises within view of uncharted territory

Focus: Semiconductors hold the trendline, SMH, PEP, AAWW, CHL, LVS, WIFI

By Michael Ashbaugh, MarketWatch

U.S. stocks are higher early Wednesday, rising ahead of the Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes, due out this afternoon.

In the process, the S&P 500 has lifted from near-term support, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has rallied within striking distance of record territory.

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