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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday

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The Associated Press | March 11, 2013 07:32 PM EST | AP

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The stock market crept higher Monday, pushing the Dow Jones industrial average to its seventh straight day of gains.

The last time the Dow rose for seven consecutive days was March 2012. The latest streak began on March 1. Last Tuesday, the blue-chip index blew past its all-time high, then kept climbing to end the week up 2 percent.

The Dow rose 50.22 points, or 0.3 percent, to close at 14,447.29.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up 5.04 points, also 0.3 percent, to close at 1,556.22.

The Nasdaq composite added 8.51 points, or 0.3 percent, to 3,252.87.

For the year:

The Dow is up 1,343.15, or 10.2 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 130.03, or 9.1 percent.

The Nasdaq composite is up 233.36, or 7.7 percent.