S&P rallies to record as first half winds down

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The S&P 500 booked its fifth straight record high on Wednesday as the first half of the year came to a close. 

The benchmark index climbed 0.13% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 210 points, or 0.61%. The Nasdaq Composite, meanwhile, slipped 0.17%, ending just off its own record peak. The S&P has gained 14% so far this year as both the Dow and the Nasdaq have advanced 13%. 

Ticker Security Last Change Change %I:DJI DOW JONES AVERAGES 34502.51 +210.22 +0.61%SP500 S&P 500 4297.5 +5.70 +0.13%I:COMP NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX 14503.953393 -24.38 -0.17%

The choppy session came after the ADP employment report showed the U.S. economy added 692,000 private-sector workers in June, a decline from the downwardly revised 886,000 jobs gained in the prior month. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv were expecting the addition of 600,000 jobs. 

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