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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 hit a record closing high on Friday as investors brushed aside doubts about the progress of trade talks between the United States and China, while the index registered a fifth straight week of gains.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 5.9 points, or 0.02%, to 27,680.7, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 7.84 points, or 0.25%, to 3,093.02 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 40.80 points, or 0.48%, to 8,475.31.

Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Sandra Maler

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currensceneFLOGO WHTsquareThough not the oldest form of currency, some form of shell money appears to have been found on almost every continent. The shell most widely used worldwide as currency was the shell of Cypraea moneta, the money cowry.

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