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Stocks are pushing further into record territory as the Dow Jones industrial average tops 18,000 points for the first time.
The government said early Thursday that U.S. employers added 288,000 workers last month, far more than economists were expecting. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent.
Stocks finished Thursday flat, dragged down by Cisco Systems Inc. The San Jose-based company issued a weak earnings forecast.