The S&P 500 index rose above 2,700 for the first time on Wednesday and other major indexes hit record closing highs as technology stocks climbed after signs of robust economic growth.
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The U.S. dollar advanced against key currencies on Wednesday after the release of minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting, while world shares smashed records and Wall Street closed higher on investor optimism in the new year.
Most major automakers on Wednesday reported lower December U.S. sales and forecast weaker overall sales in 2018, but investors bid up shares in the sector on a bet that high-margin pickup trucks and SUVs will pull Detroit's automakers through any downturn.