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How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday

By The Associated Press
Associated Press

Major U.S. stock indexes climbed back to record levels on Wednesday as investors assessed the latest reports on the economy. Semiconductor stocks rose after a...full story
updated 2014-11-27 06:22 AM
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