NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average set an all-time high on Wednesday, a day after it broke a record high set in 2007.
The DOW now stands at 14,296.24 -- 42 points more than Tuesday's close of 14,254.38. On Tuesday, the Dow ended at 14,253.77, breaking through October 2007's record close of 14,164.53.
The index of 30 big corporations has more than doubled since hitting a low during the financial crisis in March 2009.
JOBS: Companies added 198,000 workers to their payrolls in February, according to payment processor ADP. Investors look to the ADP survey as a preview to the Labor Department's monthly employment report, which comes out Friday.
FINAL SCORE: The Dow edged up 0.3 percent to close at 14,296.24. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 1.67 points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,541.46.