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Stocks edge up following record day for the Dow

7:06 AM, Mar 7, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average is pushing farther into record territory.

A day after surging past its previous all-time high, the Dow closed up 42 points at 14,296 yesterday. On Tuesday, it gained 126 points to 14,253, clearing the previous record by 90 points. That record was set in October 2007, a year before the peak of the financial crisis.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up about 1 ½ points yesterday to close at 1,541. The Nasdaq composite slipped 2 points to close at 3,222.

Rising stocks outnumbered falling ones on the New York Stock Exchange. Trading volume was average, 3.6 billion shares.






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