Nasdaq Climbs to a Record, Again Fueled by Tech

April 24, 2015 12:03 AM

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Technology stocks propelled the Nasdaq Composite Index to a record, 15 years after it soared to its last peak on the backs of young Silicon Valley companies--before plunging when dot-com mania evaporated.

While today's Nasdaq still houses plenty of tech highfliers, it looks far less speculative than it did in 2000, and many of its most prominent companies have matured into global behemoths grounded in real products, sales and profits.

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