Dow, S&P 500 Close At New Record Highs   
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December 26, 2013

Via AFP:

US stock markets Thursday continued their bull run of 2013, closing at fresh records after a strong US unemployment report.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average shot up 122.33 (0.75 percent) to 16,479.88, finishing at a record high for the sixth straight session.

The S&P 500, closing at a record high for the fourth straight session, added 8.70 (0.47 percent) at 1,842.02. The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index increased 11.76 (0.28 percent) to 4,167.18.

The latest record came after US Labor Department data showed first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell to 338,000 from an adjust...

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