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Article posted: 3/14/2013 4:27 PM

Dow rises 10 days running; S&P 500 nears record

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ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S. stocks climbed, sending the Standard & Poor's 500 Index toward a record high, as jobless claims unexpectedly dropped last week.

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The Dow Jones industrial average has reached another milestone, recording its longest winning streak since 1996. The index rose for the tenth straight day Thursday, gaining 83.86 points to close at 14,539.14. That's an increase of 0.6 percent.
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