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Dow, S&P 500 up before State of Union address
February 12, 2013 / 9:08 PM / 5 years ago

Dow, S&P 500 up before State of Union address

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 closed modestly higher on Tuesday, putting the Dow within striking distance of all-time highs as investors looked ahead to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

A sign is seen on Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange June 15, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 47.77 points, or 0.34 percent, at 14,019.01. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was up 2.43 points, or 0.16 percent, at 1,519.44. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 5.51 points, or 0.17 percent, at 3,186.49. (Reporting By Caroline Valetkevitch; Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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