S&P surges to new 5-year high

Posted: January 18, 2013 at 1:49 a.m.

The Standard and Poor’s 500 index climbed to another five-year high Thursday after strong reports on housing starts and unemployment claims made investors more optimistic about the U.S. economy.

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