1. Bull!

    Dow Closes at Five-Year High

    NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: A trader yells on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange moments before the Closing Bell as U.S. stocks rallied today on February 1, 2013 in New York City. The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 149 points, reaching 14,009.8, its highest closing level since October 12, 2007.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    The U.S. stock market soared to a new five-year high Thursday, as the Dow Jones industrial average rose 175 points, decisively crashing through the 14,000 barrier. Despite threats from home (the sequester) and abroad (Italy-inspired Euro turmoil), investors seem to be convinced that U.S. economic growth is solid and companies will continue to prosper.

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