By and  on March 28, 2013

Wall Street went into the long Easter weekend in a good mood.

The broad-based S&P 500 Index posted its best close on record today, rising 0.4 percent, or 6.34 points, to 1,569.19, inching past its prior high from October 2007. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which has pushed into new territory in recent weeks, also closed at a fresh high, up 0.4 percent, or 52.38 points, to 14,578.54.

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