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Dec 6, 5:18 PM EST

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Stocks posted slight gains on Tuesday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to another record, helped by shares of telecommunications companies such as Verizon, Sprint and AT&T.

On Tuesday:

The Dow Jones industrial rose 35.54 points, or 0.2 percent, to 19,251.78.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index picked up 7.52 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,212.23.

The Nasdaq composite added 24.11 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,333.00.

For the week:

The Dow is up 81.36 points, or 0.4 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 20.28 points, or 0.9 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 77.35 points, or 1.5 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,826.75, or 10.5 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 168.29 points, or 8.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 325.59 points, or 6.5 percent.

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