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Financial stocks climb as Dow tops 14,000Source: Marketwatch

- Last modified: February 1, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Financial stocks rose in Friday trading as the U.S. economy added jobs to the market, but less than economists predicted.

Dow industrials hit 14,000 for the first time since 2007, signaling the economic optimism for the new year.

The Labor Department reported 157,000 jobs were added in January, below the 166,000 new payrolls expected. The unemployment rate inched-higher today to 7.9% in January from 7.8% in December.

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