US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St extends gains with Dow at record

Last Updated: Tue, Mar 05, 2013 21:19 hrs

NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains on Tuesday as the Dow surged to a record high, breaking through levels last seen in 2007 as investors extended 2013's rally.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 131.29 points, or 0.93 percent, to 14,259.11. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained 15.19 points, or 1.00 percent, to 1,540.39. The Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 39.61 points, or 1.24 percent, to 3,221.64.

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