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S&P 500 closes at new record for the first time in 6 months

The S&P 500 closed at a record high for the first time since September, while the Nasdaq closed at a new high for the first time since August.

Source: Factset

Nasdaq proposes regulatory changes to the SEC

People are reflected in the window of the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square on July 30, 2018 in New York City
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The Nasdaq is recommending regulatory changes to the SEC, including a change to rules that could impact smaller public companies, investors' access to market data and the cost of trading — all of which, the exchange says, could spur more innovation.

Why it matters: It's the latest attempt by a stock exchange to shift current rules in a way that it says will benefit investors.