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.
Weeklong surge in financial sector peters out.
Gain in momentum sends U.S. indexes higher.
NEW YORK — U.S. stocks came back from an early loss and finished almost unchanged today. Technology companies like Apple and Microsoft took big losses on fears about their overseas revenue, but bank stocks continued to surge along
The Dow Jones industrial average gained 39 points, or 0.2 percent, to 18,847.