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  • Analysis and Opinion » Dow Notches Up New All-time High
    December 30, 2013, 23:09 GMT

    Stocks started the US trading session mixed, with the Dow Industrials index poised to set a new all-time high. This year has been kind to equity investors, and there is some precedence for a continuation of a rally moving into 2014. The major data point of the week with by the purchasing manager’s index released