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Continued: Jobs report pushes stocks higher, with Dow closing above 14,000 mark

  • Article by: CHRISTINA REXRODE , Associated Press
  • Last update: February 1, 2013 - 3:53 PM

Among stocks making big moves:

_Drugmaker Merck fell more than 3 percent, down $1.42 to $41.83. Its fourth-quarter profit suffered because of competition from generic medicines against its blockbuster allergy drug Singulair.

_ Insurance company MetLife rose more than 2 percent, up 86 cents to $38.20, after saying it plans to buy the largest private pension fund administrator in Chile.

_ Zoetis, an animal health business that Pfizer just spun off, made its debut on the stock market. It shot up 19 percent, rising $5.01 to $31.01.

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AP Business Writer Matthew Craft contributed to this report.

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