Article Photos: Dow edges near record, then sputters; stocks down 5/9

Trader Edward Curran works 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)