US STOCKS SNAPSHOT - Dow closes at another record high

NEW YORK, March 6 Wed Mar 6, 2013 4:05pm EST

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NEW YORK, March 6 (Reuters) - The Dow closed modestly higher at another record on Wednesday as investors bet that favorable market conditions would continue, though the gains were slight on concerns the rally may run out of steam in the short term.

Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 42.47 points, or 0.30 percent, to finish unofficially at 14,296.24. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index advanced 1.67 points, or 0.11 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,541.46. But the Nasdaq Composite Index dipped 1.77 points, or 0.05 percent, to close unofficially at 3,222.36.