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Widespread Frost Possible Tonight

Between midnight tonight through 8AM Saturday morning, temperatures will be dropping as low as the upper 20s in the Adirondacks, Western Catskills and colder areas in Vermont. Low temperatures elsewhere likely ranging from the low to upper 30s. Delicate plants could be damaged by the freezing temperatures.


December 26, 2013 -- 4:15 p.m. ET - 12/26/13

Stocks rose on Thursday to extend Wall Streets recent winning streak. The Dow climbed 122 points to a record level of 16479. The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high, gaining 9 points to 1842. The NASDAQ advanced 12 points to close at 4167. The major averages finished firmly in positive territory following a better-than-expected update on the labor market. Before the open, weekly jobless claims fell 42,000 to 338,000, versus projections for a decline to 345,000. Shares of Twitter rallied 4.8% to $73.31. Tesla Motors advanced 2.7% to $155.50 on reports it was looking at adding more showrooms in China next year. Wireless provider T-Mobile was up 2.3% to $32.93 amid speculation Japans Softbank was in talks to acquire the company. eBay was down 2.0% to $54.06 following data that showed a slowdown in sales. Nine of 10 sectors in the S&P 500 were up on the session. Energy and industrials were the best performing groups. Exxon rose 1.7% to $100.90. Shares of Boeing climbed 1.1% to $138.27. Utilities sat out the market advance. Shares of PG&E slipped 1.2% to $40.56. Breadth was positive on the NYSE by 8-7 on issues and 2-1 on volume. NYSE Composite volume totaled more than 1.9 billion shares. Over at the NASDAQ, advancers beat decliners by a 10-9 margin on issues; 8-7 on volume. Treasuries declined on the session with the 10-year note down 3/32 to yield 2.99%.


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