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Dow, S&P Close at 5-Year Highs; Apple Falls 2%
CNBC.com | February 12, 2013 | 05:23 PM EST

The Dow and S&P 500 gained to finish at five-year highs in choppy trading Tuesday, ahead of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address later this evening.

With the Dow's move higher, the blue-chip average is now about 1 percent from its all-time record close of 14,164.53 hit on October 9, 2007. The Dow is up more than 7 percent so far in 2013.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average [ .DJI 17635.80  +278.93 (+1.61%) ] rose 47.46 points, or 0.34 percent, to close at 14,018.70, led by Bank of America.

The S&P 500 [ .SPX 2043.37  +30.48 (+1.51%) ] added 2.42 points, or 0.16 percent, to finish at 1,519.43. The Nasdaq [ .IXIC 4722.91  +78.60 (+1.69%) ] slid 5.51 points, or 0.17 percent, to end at 3,186.49.

The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, ended below 13.

Among key S&P sectors, financials climbed to a fresh four-year high, while techs finished in the red. S&P financial stocks that hit new multi-year highs include T.Rowe Price [ TROW 85.45  +1.45 (+1.73%) ], American Express [ AXP 92.56  +2.12 (+2.34%) ] and AIG [ AIG 54.69  +0.67 (+1.24%) ].

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