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Strong corporate earnings and ongoing trade talks propelled stocks higher in August, as investors largely ignored economic events overseas.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 2.16 percent, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index moved 3.03 percent higher. The NASDAQ Composite led, gaining 5.71 percent.1 The month also set a record as August 21 marked the longest-running bull market in U.S. history.

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