Dow cracks 23,000 mark for the first time

Oct 17 (Reuters) - The Dow Industrials breached the 23,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday, helped by a rally in shares of UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 39.3 points, or 0.17 percent, to 22,996.26. The S&P 500 gained 0.42 points, or 0.01 percent, to 2,558.06. The Nasdaq Composite added 3.98 points, or 0.06 percent, to 6,627.99.

(Reporting by Tanya Agrawal; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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Markets

NASDAQ 6,867.36 4.88 0.07%
S&P 500 2,597.08 -1.95 -0.07%
DJIA 23,526.18 -64.65 -0.27%
NIKKEI 225 22,550.85 27.70 0.12%
HANG SENG 29,866.32 158.38 0.53%
DAX 13,104.96 96.41 0.74%
USD (per EUR) 1.19 0.00 0.42%
USD (per CHF) 0.98 0.00 -0.15%
JPY (per USD) 111.33 0.08 0.07%
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