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Dow blows past 13,000 on hope for action in Europe

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For a second day, US indexes rose after European leaders pledged to protect the 17 countries that use the euro. The Dow blew past 13,000, a key psychological marker it had not hit since early May. This despite signs that economic growth was anemic in the second quarter and consumer sentiment fell in July as people worried about jobs.

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