Market recap: The Dow continued its climb toward 14,000, sparked by Pfizer's earnings beat and...

|By:, SA News Editor
Market recap: The Dow continued its climb toward 14,000, sparked by Pfizer's earnings beat and offsetting weak consumer confidence data. The Nasdaq lagged, as VMware, BMC and Seagate issued disappointing guidance. The energy sector set the pace following strong earnings from refiner Valero; crude oil topped $97.50 on Mideast unrest and supply concerns.