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NASDAQ
5162.13
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NYSE
10785.512
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MMM
178.36
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102.48
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30.53
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88.95
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31.14
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158.81
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138.24
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125.23
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63.97
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58.66
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36.89
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107.65
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55.41
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V
78.05
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WMT
72.97
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DIS
95.95
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