US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow extends winning streak to 8 days

NEW YORK, March 18 (BestGrowthStock) – The Dow Jones industrial
average advanced for an eighth straight day on Thursday,
lifted by Boeing (BA.N: ), but a mixed group of economic figures
kept the broader S&P 500 and the Nasdaq near break-even.

* The Dow Jones industrial average (.DJI: ) rose 45.50
points, or 0.42 percent, to end unofficially at 10,779.17 — a
fresh 17-month closing high. It capped its longest winning
streak since August 2009.

* The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (.SPX: ) dipped 0.38
point, or 0.03 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,165.83.
The Nasdaq Composite Index (.IXIC: ) edged up 2.19 points, or
0.09 percent, to close unofficially at 2,391.28.

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(Reporting by Ellis Mnyandu; Editing by Jan Paschal)

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow extends winning streak to 8 days