Soaring tech stocks send Nasdaq to record high

Bumper profits from Google parent Alphabet and Amazon boost tech-heavy index as Jeff Bezos closes in on title of worlds richest person A slew of large tech companies including Google parent Alphabet and Amazon have reported better than expected bumper profits, promising to boost the Nasdaq index to fresh highs. The tech-heavy index already pushed to a new record on Thursday of 6,048.94, a rise of 0.39%, thanks to strong results from PayPal and Comcast. But after-the-bell figures from the industrys giants looked set to take it even higher when…

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