Summary Box: Bull market hits two with a dip

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Posted: Mar 09, 2011 5:22 PM
Summary Box: Bull market hits two with a dip

TWO-YEAR MARK: The fastest bull market since the 1950s hit its two-year mark with a slight dip. Over the last two years, the S&P 500 has had a total return of 102 percent, including dividends.

OIL STILL HIGH: Oil prices hovered around $104 a barrel, continuing a three-week run that has economists worried that higher transportation costs could undermine the economic recovery.

THE INDEXES: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 1.29 to 12,213.09. The S&P 500 fell 1.80 to 1,320.02. The Nasdaq composite lost 14.05 to 2,751.72.