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The Dow and S&P 500 Wednesday edged higher to new records following a stream of mixed US economic data.

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 17,828.46, up 13.52 points (0.08 percent), about 10 points above the previous record.

The broad-based S&P 500 rose 5.76 (0.28 percent) to 2,072.79, also an all-time high. The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index gained 29.07 (0.61 percent) at 4,787.32.

Data for October showed a slight increase in US consumer spending, a rise in durable goods orders and a modest increase in new-home sales. The Labor Department reported higher jobless claims for the week ending November 22.

Gregori Volokhine, president of Meeschaert Capital Markets, said some of the reports were disappointing, but noted there were upward revisions for September data in some cases.

US markets are closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving Day public holiday.