Market edges higher as a whole.
Stocks have worst performance in nearly month.
Faster economic growth, higher corporate profits anticipated.
Nasdaq dragged down by declines in big technology names.
3 major indexes reach record closing levels for 2nd straight day.
Hedge fund: Move to double market value.
Tougher stance pledged on scandal-ridden bank.
Corporate deals, energy stocks push indexes higher.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 35 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,867.
Prospect of higher interest rates provides boost.