Article Photos: Dow edges near record, then sputters; stocks down 2/9

Todd Ingrili, center, works with fellow traders at the post that handles JC Penny on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Stocks turned mixed Thursday after two days of triple-digit rallies. Big-name companies reported higher quarterly earnings and the government said that the jobless claims are falling, but impending budget cuts cast a pall.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)