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A global equity index surged to a record high and the dollar gained Monday, spurred by relief that Hurricane Irma weakened to a tropical storm and that North Korea's anniversary celebrations on the weekend passed without a new missile test.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 215.95 points, or 0.99 percent, to 22,013.74, the S&P 500 gained 20.28 points, or 0.82 percent, to 2,481.71 and the Nasdaq Composite added 55.65 points, or 0.87 percent, to 6,415.84 .The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index rose 0.98 percent and MSCI's gauge of global stocks gained 0.74 percent.The index had hit a more than 2-1/2-year low of 91.011 Friday as investors fretted about the short-term impact of Irma on the U.S. economy and simmering tensions with North Korea.The 10-year U.S. Treasury note last fell 17/32 in price to yield 2.1201 percent, up from 2.061 percent late on Friday.
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