This has been the best year for the U.S. stock market in at least 16 years. But that great news is meaningless for many Americans.
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* Dow hits third straight intraday record high
* Financials strongest sector on day, BofA gains
* Jobless claims unexpectedly fell last week
NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow is closing at its highest level of the year, coming within one percent of its record reached in October 2007.
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