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Jan. 7, 2021, 11:54 a.m. EST

Charting January breakouts, U.S. benchmarks tag round-number milestones

Focus: Financials and regional banks take flight amid surging Treasury yields, Health care sector tags record highs, XLF, KRE, XLV, AMAT, SWKS, DXCM

By Michael Ashbaugh, MarketWatch

U.S. stocks are firmly higher early Thursday, rising to punctuate an early-week whipsaw.

Against this backdrop, each big three U.S. benchmark has tagged its latest record high as well as a round-number milestone — S&P 3,800, Nasdaq 13,000 and Dow 31,000.

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