Investors vote Yes on U.S. stocks, sending Dow, S&P 500 to all-time highs

The major U.S. stock market indexes rallied early and late on Thursday, propelling the Dow and S&P 500 to record closing levels. The Dow gained over 100 points or 0.6% for a second time this week, closing at a record 17266. The S&P 500 also closed at a new high (2011), up 0.5% for the day and nearly 9% so far in 2014. The NASDAQ Composite climbed 0.7% on the day, finishing just 0.1% shy of a 14½-year high but up over 14% year to date.
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