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July 3, 2014 7:57 PM

Surge in job growth pushes stocks to record high

Employers added 288,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said, pushing the unemployment rate down two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.1 percent, where it last was in September 2008. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 92.02 to a record 17,068.26. The broader S&P 500 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq index also were up.

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