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Dow flirts with 17,000 as market sets new highs

Trader William McInerney works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday, July 1, 2014. The stock market rose in early trading after a report showed that manufacturing in the US and China expanded in June, boosting the outlook for global growth. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks are finishing at record highs as the Dow Jones industrial average closes in on 17,000 points for the first time.

The Dow rose 129 points, or 0.8 percent, to end at 16,956 points Tuesday. It came within two points of 17,000. IBM led the Dow higher with a gain of 3 percent.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 13 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,973. The Nasdaq composite gained 50 points, or 1.2 percent, to 4,458.

The market rose following reports showing that manufacturing in the U.S. and China expanded in June.

Netflix jumped 7 percent after analysts at Goldman Sachs raised their outlook on the stock.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.56 percent.

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