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S&P 500 climbs past 2,000 for first time, then falls back
S&P 500 climbs past 2,000 for first time, then falls back

The stock market hit a new milestone Monday. Standard & Poor's 500 index rose above 2,000 for the first time as stocks climbed after news of corporate combinations and signals from central banks that easy-money policies won’t soon end. On Friday, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said “the labor market has yet to fully recover” and resisted pressure to more quickly tighten monetary policy.  European Central Bank President Mario Draghi also signaled Friday that the bank may inject further stimulus if needed. “What these central banks are basically saying is, ‘We are going to keep these rates down so go buy stocks,’" said...

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