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(Close): US stocks edged higher again on Monday, pushing indices further into record-high territory.

On Wall Street the Dow Jones industrial average closed up 40 points, or 0.2%, to 17,614.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq ended the day up 19 points, or 0.4%, at 4,652, while the broader S&P 500 index closed up 0.3% at 2,038.

Internet companies were among the fallers after President Barack Obama spoke out in support of net neutrality.

He said cable companies should not be able to prioritise services that paid a fee, slowing down non-paying services.

Time Warner Cable was among the biggest fallers on the S&P 500, losing nearly 5%.

Shares in McDonald's traded flat despite the burger chain reporting a fall in sales last month.

Global sales at outlets open at least 13 months were down 0.5%, although this was better than analysts' estimates of a 2.2% decline.

On the currency markets, the dollar rose against the pound and the euro, having weakened on Friday in the wake of US jobs figures that were slightly weaker than expected.

The dollar was up 0.25% against the euro at 80.5 cents, and up 0.17% against the pound at 63.1 pence.