Another Record Close For Dow

Upbeat jobs data lifted the markets to a higher close with the Dow gaining 42 points to close at a record 14,296. Nasdaq edged down a point 3222.

On the upside

Bargain hunters lifted shares of McEwen Mining (NYSE: MUX).

CTC Media (Nasdaq: CTCM) reversed year ago losses to post a profit for the fourth quarter.

Vical (Nasdaq: VICL) presented at the Cowen & Co. 33rd Annual Healthcare Conference today in Boston.

On the downside

MELA Sciences (Nasdaq: MELA) widened fourth quarter losses even as revenue rose. (Nasdaq: SOHU) denied rumors that it was in discussions to go private.

Shares of 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) fell after rival Materialise chief executive Wilfried Vancraen said that 3D printing was too expensive and too slow to make most products.

In the broad market, advancing issues outpaced decliners by a margin of nearly 9 to 7 on both the NYSE and on Nasdaq. The broader S&P 500 index edged up a point to 1541.

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