Dow Tops 14,000, by a Nose

The blue-chip benchmark achieved its latest milestone as gains in tech shares overcame weakness in financial issues

Well, it was only by 0.41 of a point, but it counts all the same. Stocks reached another historic milestone Thursday, as the Dow Jones industrial average finally closed above the 14,000 mark it had been flirting with all week--by the slimmest of margins.

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