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Dow Closes Above 13,000, First Time Since Crisis

The Dow Jones industrial average on Tuesday reclaimed the last of the ground it held before the carnage of the Great Recession %u2014 bailouts, bank failures, layoffs by the million and a stock market plunge that cut retirement savings in half. The Dow closed above 13,000 for the first time since May 19, 2008, almost four months before the fall of the Lehman Brothers investment bank triggered the worst of the financial crisis.

Stocks Finish Week With More Gains After Jobs Data

Wicked winter weather played havoc with the government's employment situation resulting in an inconclusive jobs report on Friday. Still, stocks ended the week higher. But how much longer can stocks continue to gain?

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Stocks Drop to 2010 Low as Consumer Confidence Dives

A surprise plunge in a key reading of consumer confidence sent U.S. stocks to their lowest close of 2010, with the blue-chip Dow down below the 10,000 level. Again. Coming after bad news in Asia and Europe, U.S. equities never had a chance.

As Fear Returns, Can Dow 10,000 Hold?

If Dow 10,000 really is a key psychological level, then traders best call their shrinks. The major averages, already on a four-week losing streak, face anxiety over the Euroland debt debacles and waning earnings momentum. In other words, brace yourself for Dow 9,000 and change.

Dow 10,000: What's next?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU) has reclaimed the psychologically important 10,000 level. So is this the first leg of a new bull market?...