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* U.S. 10-yr Treasury yields fall to lowest since Nov 2016

* Bank stocks drop as interest rate cut bets rise

* Symantec jumps on report Broadcom in deal talks

* Indexes up: Dow 0.19%, S&P 0.25%, Nasdaq 0.28% (Updates to open)

By Shreyashi Sanyal

July 3 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 index hit a record high on Wednesday, led by defensive sectors, as bets of an interest rate cut rose on fears of a slowing global economy due to simmering trade tensions.

The benchmark U.S. 10-year Treasury yields slipped to their lowest since November 2016, while euro zone yields tumbled to record lows on bets the European Central Bank’s next chief would stay a

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