Dow is up for the 7th straight day
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 50.30 points, or 0.35 percent, to end unofficially at 14,447.29, another closing high for the blue-chip index. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index rose 5.04 points, or 0.32 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,556.22. The Nasdaq Composite Index gained 8.51 points, or 0.26 percent, to close unofficially at 3,252.87.
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