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Wall Street and European equities traded at new highs Friday, while oil prices neared nine-month peaks, spurred by violence in Iraq.The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was up 4.28 points, or 0.22 percent, at 1,963.76 . The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 5.47 points, or 0.13 percent, at 4,364.80 .The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was up 0.15 percent and reached a six-and-a-half-year high as drugmaker Shire rallied on a takeover offer, putting the index on track for a 10th week of gains.Benchmark 10-year notes were last down 3/32 in price to yield 2.63 percent, up from 2.62 percent Thursday.The higher yields helped the dollar, with the dollar index up 0.16 percent at 80.444 .
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