NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Monday, heading into the start of earnings season, building on gains sparked by last week's robust employment report and pushing the S&P 500 closer to its all-time high set in May.
The Dow Jones industrial average <.DJI> was up 89.47 points, or 0.59 percent, to end unofficially at 15,225.31. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index <.SPX> was up 8.60 points, or 0.53 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,640.49. The Nasdaq Composite Index <.IXIC> was up 5.45 points, or 0.16 percent, to close unofficially at 3,484.83.
(Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Jan Paschal)
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