NEW YORK (AP) _ Stock prices skyrocketed to record highs today.

Five minutes before the close, the Dow Jones average of 30 industrials was up 50.06 points at 2,233.41, far above the last record of 2,201.49, which was set on Feb. 4.

Gainers outpaced losers by more than 2-to-1, with 1,121 issues higher, 548 lower and 331 unchanged.