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Stocks gain as Dow extends record rise: Wall Street At Close Report March 5, 2013 by Gibson, MarketWatch.

By Kate Gibson , MarketWatch    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks on Wednesday finished mostly higher, with the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average extending its record rise after an encouraging report on private-payrolls growth.  The S&P 500 index — a broader gauge of the stock market — posted slight gains, ending the session 24 points from its all-time closing high recorded in October of 2007.  DOW AT ALL-TIME HIGH • How to invest in view of record-high Dow • Dow record high: Rally point or new ceiling? • Lessons from past Dow milestones • Dow’s back on top — but are you? • 'Lost decade' continues for IRAs, 401(k)s • Knowing when to take profits   The market’s bull run has come amid central-bank monetary easing both in the United States and overseas, with

Wall Street at Close Report March 5, 2013.: U.S. stock rally lifts Dow to record finish by Kate Gibson and Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch

By Kate Gibson and Barbara Kollmeyer , MarketWatch  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average leapt to a new high on Tuesday, surpassing levels reached more than five years ago, on indications of an improving U.S. economy.  DOW AT ALL-TIME HIGH • How to invest in view of record-high Dow • Dow record high: Rally point or new ceiling? • Lessons from past Dow milestones • Dow’s back on top — but are you? • 'Lost decade' continues for IRAs, 401(k)s • Knowing when to take profits   Up 8.8% for the year so far, the more than century-old blue-chip index posted its first finish above the record closing high of 14,164.53 set on Oct. 9, 2007, ahead of the global financial meltdown.  “I think of it as the ‘Rip Van Wrinkle’ event; five years ago the Dow was at its previous high and then we had a nightma