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Trader Joe's(NEW YORK) -- Trader Joe's is voluntarily recalling three kinds of unsweetened applesauce because of "the potential presence of glass pieces" in the food.

On Sunday, the company listed the three products as: Trader Joe's First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce, barcode 00015905; Trader Joe's Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce, barcode 00194877; and Trader Joe's All Natural Unsweetened Apple Sauce, barcode 00014359.

It said the recall affected all codes of Trader Joe's First Crush Unsweetened Gravenstein Apple Sauce through "best before Aug. 8, 2018" in all Trader Joe's stores.

All codes of Trader Joe's Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce were affected through "best before Oct. 6, 2018" in all Trader Joe's stores.

And Trader Joe's All Natural Unsweetened Apple Sauce codes were affected through "best before Dec. 16, 2018" in stores located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington.

According to a Food and Drug Administration news release, the recall was initiated after Manzana Products Co., which makes the applesauce for Trader Joe's, said it had gotten reports from consumers saying they'd found glass in the products.

"All potentially affected products have been removed from store shelves and destroyed," Trader Joe's said in a news release on its website. "If you purchased any of these Unsweetened Apple Sauce products with the affected codes, please do not eat it. We urge you to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street finished slightly higher Monday with a 12th straight record close for the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

The Dow gained 15.68 ( 0.08 percent) to finish at 20,837.44.

The Nasdaq jumped 16.59 ( 0.28 percent) to close at 5,861.90, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,369.73, up 2.39 ( 0.10 percent) from its open.

Crude oil prices were flat at about $54 a barrel.

President Trump: Investors await President Trump's address to Congress Tuesday night, where he is expected to talk about the Affordable Care Act and plans to overhaul the tax code. Stocks have rallied over the past few weeks as the president has discussed cutting back on regulations for businesses.

Winners and Losers:
Defense stocks, including Boeing and Lockheed Martin, performed well Monday after the White House announced a request for a $54 billion increase in military spending. Shares in Lockheed Martin climbed 2 percent and Boeing gained about 1 percent.

Auction house Sotheby's beat quarterly earnings and revenue expectations, causing its stock to jump nearly 16 percent.

After La La Land won several Oscars at the Academy Awards Sunday night, and was mistakenly named "Best Picture" before the Oscar was awared to Moonlight, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. gave up less than 1 percent at the close.

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Courtesy Folkmanis(NEW YORK) -- While you were checking off wish list items for the little ones over the holidays, the toy experts were busy creating and planning new ways to keep children entertained.

That's why it should be no surprise that thousands of play professionals came together recently at New York's Javits Center to show off what's coming your way next.

Laurie Schacht, aka The Toy Insider Mom, met up with ABC News at the big event and offered up an early first look at some of the new toys, including prototypes, that will be available later this year.

Classic play

"Classic play is always a trend," Schacht told ABC News. She highlighted three products in the classic play group that may be big hits this year. Among them, the new Vintage Disney Puppets from Folkmanis which will be available in winter 2017.

"It's great play for kids and for parents," Schacht said of the puppets, "great for storytelling, great for bedtime and great for imaginative play, which is so important to kids as they grow up."

Schacht also highlighted Cupcake Surprise Dolls from Sunny Days, which you'll start to see on store shelves now. A simple flip transforms the little cupcakes into mini dolls.

And she demonstrated the PJ Masks Rival Racers Track Playset from Just Play. Tap a "button" and the racer is on his way. The PJ Masks sets will all available this fall.

Each of the toys target children ages 3 and up and encourages imaginative and creative play.

Arts and crafts

Schacht said when it comes to arts and crafts, "Kids love DIY, they love simple things. When you talk about kits, usually you're talking about things that are not expensive. So think all year," she said, "when you're thinking about what do you get for that kid's birthday party. An arts-and-crafts kit is always a perfect answer."

There are a host of new toys that will require more hands-on play. The 3D Cra-Z-Gels from Cra-Z-Art available this spring will give children the chance to use their painting skills to decorate stickers. The stickers come in kits with everything necessary to create unique artwork.

The Drone Force from the Alpha Group U.S. is another hands-on toy coming this fall. It offers kids an opportunity to test their flying skills with an assortment of five drones, each with different features.

There's also Meccano M.A.X. from Spin Master, also set to be released this fall. The robot learns to do more based on interaction with the child.

The toys highlighted in this group are best for children 6 and up.

Active play

"We want to keep our kids active and busy," Schacht said as she highlighted a few toys that will encourage kids to get moving.

The 3-in-1 Activity Center Trampoline from Smart Trike, hitting store shelves now, may help little ones burn off some of that extra energy. The trampoline can be adjusted for use in different ways as the child grows.

Schacht also highlighted the Bubble Ball from Zuru, which is already on store shelves. The child slips inside a giant inflatable ball with handles on the inside and then attempts to maneuver around.

Schacht also included an all new add-on accessory for hoverboards called the Neon Kart. It comes from Yvolution and is set to be available this spring. It's essentially a seat that will attach to the hoverboard (sold separately) giving users new ways to maneuver the boards, especially those who may have difficulty standing on them.

To see all of these toys in action and for more detailed information about each of the products featured, be sure to watch the video below:

Editor's note: Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

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iStock/ThinkstockThe individual mandate part of the Affordable Care Act means you have to have health insurance.

If you get it through work, that basically means checking a box on your tax form. But if that's not the case, preparing your taxes will be slightly different.

"If you went to the marketplace directly, you'll be receiving a form 1095-A," explains tax attorney Janice Hayman. "And you must have this form when you do your taxes -- especially if you receive a subsidy."

The penalty for not having health coverage is $695 per adult, or 2.5 percent of your household income, whichever is higher.

Generally speaking, Hayman says, a two-month gap is okay.

"In these cases there should be some documentation showing when their coverage started, when their coverage ended. And as long as it's not more than two months, then they will not be penalized," she explains.

If you need more information about whether you have to pay a fee and how much it might cost, there's a calculator on the IRS taxpayer advocate website.

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DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Good news for kids: the tooth fairy is paying more money than ever before.

According to Delta Dental’s 13th annual Tooth Fairy survey, the average gift from the tooth fairy reached a new high of $4.36 last year, up 86 cents from $3.50 in 2013. In 2014, the Tooth Fairy left a whopping $255 million for lost teeth.

USA Today
reports that the Tooth Fairy’s generosity has also been a strong indicator of the economy. The poll shows that the cash payout for teeth is within a percentage point of the S&P 500’s, continuing the pattern of following the index’s direction for 12 of the past 13 years.

In 2016, the Tooth Fairy paid about $290.6 million in the U.S., up 13.5 percent from 2015. Cash for a first lost tooth is up roughly 10 percent to $5.72. First-tooth payouts are usually higher than average.

Across the country, Tooth Fairy payouts are highest in the West: $5.96 ($6.89 for the first tooth); followed by the Northeast at $5.08 ($6.31); the South at $4.57 ($4.88); and the Midwest at $4.04 ($5.70).

According to the survey, 48 percent of children put the money aside for a rainy day. The spenders also check in at about 48 percent, 3% donate the cash and 1 percent loan out their money.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Travel can be costly and stressful, but Farecompare CEO Rick Seaney sat down with ABC News to share 5 unusual airline perks that can make the experience more pleasant.

Here's what he had to say:

Sometimes things happen on planes that catch you by surprise. I’m thinking about those poor passengers boarding a United flight a couple of weeks back only to be greeted by an out-of-uniform pilot ranting away about everything from politics to divorce (before finally being ushered off the plane).

But let’s talk about happier surprises. Here are five perks offered by airlines that can be a truly pleasant surprise and may even save you a little money.

Too bad the airlines couldn’t get together and provide all these things to all passengers, but at least some are offering us something.

1. A free meal in economy

Thank you, Delta, for the return of free meals for passengers in the cheap seats. Starting March 1, economy flyers on several long-haul domestic routes will be able to enjoy such things as honey maple breakfast sandwiches, mesquite-smoked turkey combos, Mediterranean whole-grain veggie wraps or fruit-and-cheese plate. It certainly sounds tasty, but what I like most about food on long flights is that the meal helps kill the time.

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2. Bidding for first class

Hawaiian Airlines has started a new program in which ticketholders can bid online to try to win a first-class seat for at a discount price. At the moment the program, called Bid Up, is only available on flights between continental North America and Hawaii, but imagine traveling first class instead of in a middle seat in coach on a long flight to Honolulu. Tip: Check out prices for first-class seats before you bid so at least you know the ballpark for prices. Maybe you’ll get lucky.

3. Free wi-fi

JetBlue brags it is the only airline with free high-speed wi-fi at every seat. The discount carrier further proclaims it offers a “robust online experience much like you would expect at home or work.” I can tell you "robust" is not how I'd describe the wi-fi offered at a cost which I have used with some other airlines. (I’ve not yet tried the JetBlue service).

This does not mean other airlines leave you hanging, entertainment-wise. Delta, for example, offers free access to a library of entertainment via its Delta Studio service which the airline says includes “300 movies, 750 TV shows, 100 foreign film titles, 2,400 songs, 18 channels of live satellite TV” and more. The service is available on almost all of Delta's flights. This service, too, may leave you wondering how that slog of a long flight just zipped along.

4. Free wine transport

Sure, you could pack a bottle of that Napa Valley sauvignon blanc in your big suitcase and hope it doesn’t break/spill/leak but there’s got to be a better way and there is. if you’re flying certain routes with Alaska Airlines, they’ll transport a whole darn case of wine for you. For free.

This could be another good reason to visit a vineyard in California, Oregon or Washington and you can learn more about this on the Alaska’s website.

5. Best freebie for uncertain travelers

Southwest continues to do the unthinkable (at least it’s unthinkable in the eyes of its competition). I’m talking about it’s no change-fee policy. Quick background: All airlines have to allow ticketbuyers 24 hours to change their ticket with no penalty, as mandated by the federal Department of Transportation. After the 24-hour grace period, making a change to a ticket can cost up to $200. But Southwest charges nothing for changes at any time, although if the price of the ticket has increased prior to your making a change, you'll have to pay the fare difference.

Rick Seaney is the CEO of FareCompare, a website that curates the best deals on flights from around the world. Any opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Invites to the Dolby Theatre may be exclusive, but you can still take part in Oscars festivities from the comfort of your own home. Print your ballots, prepare some signature drinks and snacks, and gather your friends to witness a star-studded evening.

Stock a champagne bar

What’s a true celebration without popping champagne? Have guests bring a bottle from home to chip in and add some fun garnishes.

“Set out some fresh strawberries or raspberries, that makes a beautiful presentation,” Dayna Isom Johnson, trend expert for Etsy, told ABC News.

Dress up the photo booth

While the stars are getting their photos snapped on the red carpet in Los Angeles, you can do the same back at home.

“Why shouldn’t your guests walk on a little mini red carpet as well, and have a moment for themselves?” Johnson said.

Tinsel and festive-themed wall hangings can make all your Oscars-night photos Instagram-worthy, and you can use printable props to get a little silly.

Prepare some festive food

While Johnson suggested clever takes like “Manchester by the Caesar Salad” and “La La Lollipops,” you can get as creative as you please when it comes to your food. Channel the true menu of the Academy Awards parties with statuette-shaped sugar cookies or chocolate-covered tuxedo strawberries.

Get your ballots and bingo ready

There are some things we can come to expect from the Oscars, like music cutting a speech short or a star tripping on their way to the stage. Keep track of all these iconic moments on your Oscars bingo sheet.

While you're at it, don't forget to fill out your ballot with the night's predictions.

Enjoy yourself

"Just because you're the host doesn't mean you need to do all the work," Johnson said, adding that guests can help with bringing food and drinks. "Pass out some tasks to your friends."

Relax and settle in for a night of celebrating your favorite movies.

"To me, Oscars Sunday is like Super Bowl Sunday," Johnson said. "Get creative, have a good time with it."

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DigitalVision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Travel website TripAdvisor has released its 2017 Travelers' Choice award for the best beaches in the U.S. and around the world.

According to the site's press release, the list is determined based on "the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor, gathered over a 12-month period."

1. Baia do Sancho, Brazil

TripAdvisor says that this beach is beautiful to visit year-round, and lists it as the top attraction in the Fernando de Noronha area of Brazil.

2. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

From snorkeling to parasailing to private fishing trips, Grace Bay has plenty to do, and is listed as the No. 1 place to visit on the Providenciales island of the Turks and Caicos.

3. Eagle Beach, Aruba

Beautiful sunsets and white sand are frequently mentioned in the nearly 6,000 TripAdvisor reviews of this beach, located on Aruba's northern coast.

4. Playa Paraiso, Cuba

One TripAdvisor reviewer described this beach, located on the southern coast of Cayo Largo, as "picture perfect in every way."

5. Siesta Beach, Florida

Running nearly the length of Florida's Siesta Key, reviewers say this beach is perfect for long walks or bike rides, or simply lounging under an umbrella.

6. La Concha Beach, Spain

In the busy resort town of San Sebastian, visitors can escape to La Concha Beach and relax by the sea while still remaining close to the hustle and bustle.

7. Playa Norte, Mexico

Located on Isla Mujeres off the coast of Mexico, one reviewer said this serene beach has "water so blue, it makes the sky look pale."

8. Radhanager Beach, India

"Mesmerizing," "superb" and "breathtaking" are all words TripAdvisor reviewers used to describe Radhanager Beach. Located on Havelock Island, this beach has waters perfect for swimming.

9. Elafonissi Beach

A trip to Greece wouldn't be complete without a stroll along the ocean, and Elafonissi Beach is an ideal choice. One reviewer even called it "the best beach in Europe."

10. Galapagos Beach at Tortuga Bay

This Ecuador beach gives visitors a perfect glimpse of the Galapagos Islands with abundant wildlife and untouched nature, along with activities like kayaking and snorkeling.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- ABC’s 20/20 anchors David Muir and Elizabeth Vargas sat down with the all of the Sharks, except for Lori Grenier, to celebrate Shark Tank’s seven-and-a-half-year journey leading up to their $100 million in deals made on the show.

THIS is an interactive interview that you get to moderate. Anytime you want to direct the conversation navigate to the menu and select a topic from the list.

On the ABC News app? Click HERE to watch this interactive video.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average set an 11th straight record on Friday.

The Dow jumped 11.44 ( 0.05 percent) to finish at 20,821.76.

The Nasdaq gained 9.80 ( 0.17 percent) to close at 5,845.31, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,367.34, up 3.53 ( 0.15 percent) from its open.

Crude oil prices were nearly 1 percent lower; about $54 a barrel.

Winners and Losers:
Nordstrom shares climbed 6 percent after reporting earnings that beat forecasts, despite President Trump's recent criticism of the department store.

J.C. Penney announced it will close 130-140 of its stores over the next few months, causing shares to tumble 6 percent.

Foot Locker soared 9 percent after the athletic-shoe retailer's fiscal fourth-quarter profit beat investors' expectations.

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ABC News(DALTON, Ga.) -- When Wanda Nations lost her sentimental decades-old engagement ring in the parking lot of a restaurant on Feb. 9, she said she had little hope of ever finding it again.

“It was cool that night, very cool, and my ring I suppose was slipping down on my finger,” Nations, of Dalton, Georgia, told ABC News. “I’ve also lost about 30 pounds, so I knew it was loose, but it didn’t feel that loose.”

After she and her husband, Pete, searched the entire Western Sizzlin’ restaurant and parking lot in the dark with a flashlight to no avail, Nations attempted a last-ditch effort to locate the heirloom ring by calling to place a plea in the comments section of her local paper, The Daily Citizen.

Typically a forum for residents to place rants and raves about everything from politics to sports and even pothole complaints, it’s not every day a comment includes a heartfelt request to help locate lost, 62-year-old diamonds.

“I lost my wedding ring, possibly inside or outside of the Western Sizzlin' steakhouse on Legion Drive next to Lowe’s," Nations said in her voicemail to be published in the “Today’s Forum” section of the paper. "It has a wide band with a cluster of small diamonds on the top. It has great sentimental value. The band is 37-plus-years-old and the cluster is 62-plus-years-old. If found, please, please turn it into Western Sizzlin' and leave where you can be reached and you will be given a reward.”

A man named Rodney McConkey had eaten at the restaurant the very same night as the Nations, and as he and his son Chris, who happens to be the IT director at The Daily Citizen, were walking to their car, Rodney “saw a sparkle” on the ground. It was Nations' beloved ring.

“You ladies say that us men stand and run our mouths, but if I hadn’t been doing that I wouldn’t have seen it,” McConkey said with a laugh. “My son and I were just getting done with supper and we walked out and we stopped there to talk to each other for just a few minutes and I happened to look down and there it was and I thought, ‘Oh, my goodness.’ I saw it sparkling and I just reached down and put it in my pocket to look at it when I got home.”

At the time, McConkey had no idea how to go about locating the owner so he held onto the jewelry for safe keeping.

“I’ve been burned on other things that I’ve found and put in the paper for people to claim,” he explained. “Other people show up and get it and then the right people never do receive their merchandise back. And this thing had so much sentimental value to it.”

But the moment McConkey, an avid reader of his son’s publication, saw the anonymous comment in the paper the following week looking for a ring that sounded exactly like the one he’d found, he knew just what to do. He called his son Chris to show him the ring and ask for help locating the woman who left the sorrowful voicemail.

“The fella went back on their computer and looked through all their calls and he found me,” Nations, 82, said of Chris’ efforts. “And then Chris called me and made the appointment to come down there to the newspaper office to meet his dad.”

“She teared up as soon as she saw it. It was beautiful,” McConkey recalled. “And lucky enough, on the day we found her, that was mine and my wife’s anniversary too. It was wild. Everything just fell together.”

Nations is also in awe of the random string of incidents that helped lead it home.

“We wouldn’t have found it without the help of the newspaper. They were very, very courteous about it and everything just fell into place,” she said. “We’re just really happy to have it back.”

She who now wears a ring guard to keep it in place, and is over the moon she’ll still be able to pass the cherished ring down to future generations.

“I’ve had it so long it just is part of me,” she explained. “It wasn’t really an expensive ring but I’d always gotten a lot of compliments. Back 62 years ago, my husband had just gotten out of the Navy and he didn’t have a lot of money to spend on a ring, but it was a very pretty ring back then and the clusters are still so pretty. I was just tickled to death to get it."

“I was afraid we were going to spend our 63rd anniversary wanting to know what happened to my ring,” she added. “I really wanted one of our two boys or four grandsons to have it.”

And now, it’s safe to say they will.

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Noam Galai/Getty Images(PLANO, Texas) -- While JCPenney did well during this past holiday season, posting its first quarterly profit in six years, the company has decided to close about 13 percent of its stores in an effort to sustain profitability and compete against online retailers.

"In 2016, we achieved our $1 billion EBITDA target and delivered a net profit for the first time since 2010; however, we believe we must take aggressive action to better align our retail operations for sustainable growth," JCPenney CEO Marvin Ellison said in a statement Friday.

This "aggressive action" includes closing two distribution facilities and 130 to 140 stores over the next couple of months.

"Our decision to close stores will allow us to raise the overall brand standard of the Company and allocate capital more efficiently," Ellison explained.

He added, "We believe closing stores will also allow us to adjust our business to effectively compete against the growing threat of online retailers."

In anticipation of the store closures, JCPenney is offering early retirement packages to thousands of its employees.

"We understand that closing stores will impact the lives of many hard working associates, which is why we have decided to initiate a voluntary early retirement program for approximately 6,000 eligible associates," Ellison said. "By coordinating the timing of these two events, we can expect to see a net increase in hiring as the number of full-time associates expected to take advantage of the early retirement incentive will far exceed the number of full-time positions affected by the store closures."

The company said affected workers will receive separation benefits, which include help finding other employment opportunities as well as assistance in writing resumes and preparing for interviews.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEWARK, N.J.) -- A New Jersey woman was rendered speechless when she was told she had won $2 million in Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot -- and her stunned reaction was captured on video.

Jessica Macarone learned of her lottery win in front of reporters at the News Day newsstand in Newark, New Jersey, where she purchased the Powerball ticket. Macarone returned to the newsstand on Thursday to check her numbers.

“Are you kidding me? You’re kidding me,” Macarone, of South Bound Brook, New Jersey, said in front of cameras, before high-fiving and hugging a nearby companion. “This is real?”

Macarone, an attorney who works near the newsstand, discovered she matched five numbers but not the Powerball in Wednesday’s drawing for the $435.3 million jackpot. Macarone’s decision to purchase the $1 Power Play option doubled her winnings from $1 million to $2 million.

New Jersey Lottery officials confirmed in a statement Thursday that a winning ticket was purchased at the News Day newsstand. The $2 million winning ticket has not yet been brought into the lottery's headquarters, a New Jersey Lottery spokeswoman told ABC News Friday.

The winning ticket for Wednesday's Powerball drawing, worth an estimated $435.3 million, was sold in Indiana, the Hoosier Lottery confirmed Thursday morning. Powerball is played in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“When the jackpot gets big, I buy a ticket with the Power Play,” Macarone said, according to ABC's New York station WABC-TV. “I think once before I’ve won a few hundred dollars.”

She noted the significance of her win. “This was a really rough year. I lost my dad and my uncle and my mom is having a hard time," she said.

Macarone said she had no immediate plans for the money, explaining, “I can’t even speak right now."

“You don’t think you’re going to win anything,” she said.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(WASHINGTON) -- Little Tikes is recalling approximately 540,000 toddler swings over a faulty seat that can crack or break, posing a fall hazard.

The recall affects 2-in-1 Snug’n Secure pink toddler swings that were sold at stores nationwide and online between November 2009 and May 2014.

According to Little Tikes: "The model number 615573 is molded on the back of the swing seat and there is a manufacturing date code stamp on the back of the seat. The molded INNER arrow of the date code stamp points to '10', '11', '12' or '13', it is included in the recall.  In addition, swings with a date code stamp of '9' on the INNER arrow combined with '43' or higher number stamped on the OUTER are included in this recall."

The company says no other date codes or colored swings are included in the recall.

So far, Little Tikes is aware of approximately 140 reports of swings breaking. Those claims include 39 injuries to children, two of which resulted in a broken arm.

Customers impacted by the recall are asked to stop using the swings immediately and are eligible to receive a credit towards the purchase of another Little Tikes product.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed mostly higher on Thursday as the Dow posted its tenth straight record close.

The Dow gained 34.72 ( 0.17 percent) to finish at 20,810.32.

The Nasdaq lost 25.12 (-0.43 percent) to close at 5,835.51, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,363.81, up 0.99 ( 0.04 percent) from its open.

Crude oil prices were 1.44 percent higher, hitting just over $54 a barrel.

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