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Priceline stock flirts with historic $1,000 mark

August 10, 2013 • Business


FILE – This Thursday, Nov. 2, 2000, file photo, shows Priceline.com’s headquarters in Norwalk, Conn. Priceline.com came close Friday Aug. 9, 2013, to becoming the first stock in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to ever cross $1,000. Investors jumped onboard after the travel booking company reported better than expected second-quarter earnings. (AP Photo/Douglas Healey, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Priceline.com came close Friday to becoming the first stock in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index to cross $1,000.

Investors jumped onboard after the travel booking company reported better than expected second-quarter earnings. The stock rose to almost $995 before leveling off. The stock closed at $969.89.

The company’s stock hasn’t been this high since it had an adjusted closing price of $974.27 on April 30, 1999, a month after going public in the heady days of the dotcom Login to read more

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