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Dow Ticks Up to Fresh High in Light Trade

FOX Business: Capitalism Lives HereThe blue-chip average tilted just slightly higher in lighter-than-usual volume Monday as traders eyed disappointing housing data.Today's MarketsThe Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:DJI) climbed 7.8 points, or 0.05%, to 16073, the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:GSPC) declined 2.3 points, or 0.13%, to 1802 and the Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQ:IXIC) rose 2.9 points, or 0.07%, to 3995. 2013 has been the year of records for Wall Street. The Dow broke 15000 and 16000 this year, and continues climbing deep into uncharted territory. The blue-chip index has surged close to 23%, while the broader S&P 500 has tacked on nearly 27%. At the same time, the Nasdaq crossed the 4000 threshold for the first time in more than 13 years Monday, although it failed to close above that level. Still, the tech-heavy index has a long way to go before retracing its March 2000 high of of 5049."Investors talk about the market climbing a wall of worry. That wall seems to have gotten a little bi...

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  1. Markets Eye Fresh Records Despite Housing Data

    FOX Business: Capitalism Lives HereU.S. stocks crept higher Monday afternoon as the S&P 500 looked to clinch another all-time closing high despite a round of disappo...

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