Dow hits record high despite head winds

The Dow Jones industrial average reached an all-time high Tuesday and the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index came closer to its record, despite the country’s ongoing economic struggles. While companies’ profits are soaring, unemployment remains much higher than before the most recent recession. (Read related article)

Dow hits new high despite country's economic struggles.
Sources: Bloomberg, Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Washington Post. Published on March 5, 2013, 7:35 p.m.
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