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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, November 18, 2013.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, November 18, 2013.
(BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS)

Stock market bears take note as Dow hits record high

Global stocks are touching multiyear peaks, but also adding to concerns that the bull market is being driven by little more than central bankers’ easy money policies.

On Monday, the blue-chip Dow Jones industrial average briefly ticked above the 16,000 mark for the first time, before falling back in the wake of discouraging comments by billionaire investor Carl Icahn.