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(Reuters) - The Dow inched up to hit a record high at the open on Thursday, helped by gains in financial and energy stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 8.02 points, or 0.04 percent, at 19,541.6, the S&P 500 was down 2.23 points, or 0.1 percent, at 2,239.12 and the Nasdaq composite was down 2.54 points, or 0.05 percent, at 5,391.22. (Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)
Oil rebounded from the week's lows to stabilize above $50 a barrel on Thursday as market watchers focused on a weekend meeting of OPEC and non-OPEC producers that may result in an agreement to cut crude output further. Brent and U.S. oil prices gained support earlier from a slightly weaker dollar, but the U.S. currency turned positive as the euro fell on the European Central Bank's decision to extend but reduce its bond-buying program. Oil producers meet in Vienna on Saturday to see whether those outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will cut production to help erase a global supply glut that has depressed prices for more than two years.