US STOCKS-Nasdaq sets closing record

April 23, 2015 10:14 PM

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(Adds details on volume, quote, Google, Amazon, Microsoft up after the bell) * Nasdaq tops March 10, 2000, high of 5,048.62 * S&P 500 hits intraday record high * Indexes: Dow up 0.11 pct, S&P up 0.24 pct, Nasdaq up 0.41 pct By Caroline Valetkevitch April 23 (Reuters) - The Nasdaq Composite, the U.S. market index most closely associated with technology stocks, closed at an all-time high on Thursday, surpassing a 2000 record set just before the dotcom crash.

Its new record close of 5,056.06 capped a slow, unsteady climb since it touched a 2002 low of 1,114.11, that spanned an economic recession, the rise of biotech and social media and the explosive growth of mobile phones that has helped make Apple Inc the most valuable company in the United States. Th...

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