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    The overall stock market may have recovered from the Great Recession, but the tech sector has never fully recovered from the dot-com bust in the early 2000s. Here are seven rules for investing in high-tech companies while avoiding wild speculation:

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  • Sysco merger pushes S&P 500 to record high

    Sysco merger boosts the stock market to another record close Monday. Hope for a longer-term budget deal in Washington also helped.

  • Unemployment rate drops to 7 percent, lowest in five years

    The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7 percent in November. The robust job gain suggested that the economy may have begun to accelerate and fueled speculation that the Federal Reserve will scale back its economic stimulus when it meets later this month.

  • Stocks: Dow hits record while Nasdaq slips

    Stocks were mixed Wednesday as investors pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to another record but the Nasdaq composite edged lower. Tesla Motors' stock sank $25.65, or 14.5 percent, to $151.16 after it reported a loss.

  • Stocks rise as Federal Reserve meets

    Stocks were up Tuesday on Wall Street as the Dow Jones industrial average hit an all-time high. Expectations that the Federal Reserve will keep its economic stimulus program helped drive stocks up.

  • Stocks mixed as S&P 500 hits new record

    Stocks ended mixed on Wall Street Monday as the Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out another record close. Strong retail sales from J.C. Penney helped boost stocks.

  • Stocks rise as debt limit talks continue

    Stocks rose for the second day in a row Friday as investors bet against a US debt default. Signs of compromise in Washington have pushed stocks up.

  • Stocks fall for a fourth day

    Stocks fell Tuesday on mixed economic reports and concern about a government shutdown. Stocks edged lower in early trading, before reversing the losses to move modestly higher by late morning. The gains then fizzled out.

  • Stocks fall on budget fight, economic worries

    Stocks closed down on Wall Street on concerns about the economy Monday. A looming budget fight in Washington also weighed down stocks.

  • Stock market drops as investors fret over budget fight

    Stock market took a hit from Washington's budget battle Friday. A showdown over federal spending sent the stock market plunging in an afternoon sell-off that wiped out all the gains from a rally earlier this week.

  • Stocks rise as Federal Reserve convenes

    Stocks rose on Wall Street Tuesday as investors shrugged off worries over the Federal Reserve's $85 billion monthly bond-buying program. Technology stocks led gains in the Standard & Poor's 500 index.