FTSE 100 back near record high

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The FTSE 100 came close to its record high on Friday morning, with drug firm Shire leading the way.Shares in Shire rose 4.5% after the US Food and Drug Administration granted a priority review to the firm's dry-eye disease treatment lifitegrast.The FTSE 100 index rose 21.52 points to 7,036.88. Its record closing high of 7,037.67 was reached last month.Shares in housebuilders rose after broker Jefferies upgraded its rating on several stocks in the sector.Following the move shares in Barratt D

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