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Wall Street rises to more records as big tech stocks keep climbing

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose to records Monday as gains for technology companies keep pushing the market higher.

The S&P 500 climbed 0.8% to top its all-time high set on Thursday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 188 points, or 0.5%, while the Nasdaq composite added 1% to its own record.

Autodesk jumped 6.5% for one of the market’s biggest gains after an investment firm said it will try to delay the software company’s annual meeting so it can nominate new directors for the board. Starboard Value also outlined how it says Autodesk hasn’t performed as well financially as it should have. In response, Autodesk said it will review Starboard’s suggestions but added that it has “a clear strategy that is working.”

Close behind Autodesk was chip company Broadcom, which rose 5.4% to add to gains from last week after it reported better profit than expected and said it would undergo a 10-for-one stock split to make its price more affordable. Broadcom followed Nvidia, the company that’s become the poster child of Wall Street’s frenzy around artificial-intelligence technology and just executed a similar split.

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