Most climbers need to take a break from time to time, but the stock market just keeps on jumping as if nothing can stop it. Even though higher gasoline prices pushed wholesale inflation higher, jobless claims fell back to four-year lows, suggesting that the economy is on a more even keel and may not need further assistance from the Federal Reserve. At around 1:45 p.m. EDT, the Dow Jones Industrials
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