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Wall Street notches up new records

US stocks have ended higher, as investors continued to welcome loosening monetary policies around the world while looking ahead to a busy week of economic data. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 8 points, or less than 0.1 per cent, to 17,818. The S & P 500 index tacked on 6 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 2,069. The Nasdaq Composite Index added 42 points, or 0.9 per cent, to 4,755. For both the Dow and the S & P 500 the closing numbers represented new records. Those numbers come on the heels of rising markets in Europe and Asia, rallies that carried into a second session following a cut to interest rates in China and indications that the European Central Bank…