Dow Extends Its Streak


NEW YORK (March 14, 2013)--The Dow Jones industrial average reached another milestone Thursday, recording its longest winning streak since 1996.

The index rose for the 10th time in a row Thursday, gaining 83 points to close at 14,539, an increase of 0.6 percent after breaking through its previous all-time high March 5.

The Dow has had only three longer winning streaks in its history.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed less than two points below a record high, gaining eight points to end the day at 1,563, a gain of 0.6 percent.

The Nasdaq composite rose 13 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 3,258.

Two stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange where volume was lighter than average at 3.4 billion shares.

Two stocks fell for every one that rose on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume was lighter than average at 3.4 billion shares.


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