The S&P crossed into record territory today, beating the closing high it set in pre-financial crisis days. Three weeks earlier, the Dow Jones industrial average beat its own 2007 record.
Across Cyprus, large but orderly lines formed ahead of the opening of banks for six hours from noon, and guards from a private security firm reinforced police outside some ATMs and banks in the capital, Nicosia.
Cash withdrawals will be limited to 300 euros per person per day, and no checks will be cashed for four days.
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