NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street begins trading in the month of September on track for a gain for the year, with several decisive months still to go. Year to date, the Dow is up 7 percent, while the S&P is ahead nearly 12 percent.
Powered by technology stocks, the Nasdaq's gain in 2012 is nearly 18 percent so far.
In trading before the holiday weekend, the key averages gained between 0.5 to 0.7 percent.
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