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US stocks rose in early trade Monday, extending last week's record-setting rally at the start of a busy week that features Apple earnings and a Federal Reserve policy meeting. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 71.87 (0.40 percent) to 18,152.01. Apple bounced up 2.1 percent ahead of its first earnings report as a member of the blue-chip Dow. Apple has beaten profit estimates for the past eight quarters, noted John Plassard of Mirabaud Securities.