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Dow notches third straight week of gains

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Dow Jones industrial average continued climbing on today, notching its third straight week of gains.

The Dow has lost ground only three days in February. The average of 30 large companies rose 1 percent this week and 4.2 percent for the month.

The broader Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 1 percent this week and is up 4.4 percent in February. Better manufacturing reports and stronger earnings have pushed stocks higher this month.

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