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Dow Has Its First Close Above 15,000 Points

The Dow Jones industrial average is punching through another milestone: its first close above 15,000. The Dow rose 87 points to 15,056 points Tuesday, a gain of 0.6 percent.

Dow Ends at a Record Again, S&P in 7th Straight Gain

Wall Street rose modestly on Monday, lifting the Dow to another record and giving the S&P 500 its seventh straight advance as early weakness enticed buyers. The gains briefly lifted the benchmark S&P 500 index to its highest intraday level since October 2007.

Stocks End Week With Sixth Straight Day of Gains

A burst of hiring in February pushed stocks higher on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 67.58 points, or 0.5 percent, to 14,397.07, surpassing its previous record close Tuesday and logged a sixth straight increase Friday.

Dow Closes at Another High, Eyes Turn to U.S. Payrolls

U.S. stocks closed modestly higher on Thursday, with the Dow ending at a record for a third straight day as jobless claims data pointed to a pick-up in the labor market's recovery a day before the closely watched payrolls report.

Skepticism Surrounds Big Days on Wall Street

The past 36 hours should have been a moment of unbridled celebration for cheerleaders of American capitalism, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average had two successive record-breaking closes, and Hugo Chávez died after a two-year illness.

U.S. Stocks Edge Up Following Dow's Record Day

Stock futures are rising ahead of new jobs and manufacturing data expected to show that companies continue to bring more workers on board and businesses are ramping up factory orders to meet demand.

Dow Closes at New All-Time High of 14,253, Beating 2007 Record

The Dow is closing at a record, beating the previous high it set in October 2007, before the financial crisis and the Great Recession. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 126 points, or 1 percent, to 14,253 Tuesday, beating its previous record by 89 points.

World Stocks Surge; Dow Breaks All-Time High

World stock markets rose Tuesday as investors applauded China's pledge to stick to economic growth targets for its economy, the world's second largest. Outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao said the government would spend what it needs to meet the target of 7.5 percent enshrined in the latest five-year development plan.

Midday Report: Stocks Turn Mixed After 2 Days of Big Gains

A rally is losing steam on Wall Street as indexes inch higher following two days of triple-digit gains.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 16 points at 14,091 at midday. It's just 73 points below the record high it reached in October 2007.

Dow Surges a 2nd Day to a New 5-Year High, Closes in on Record

Stocks are closing sharply higher for a second day as evidence mounts that the housing market is making a comeback. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 175 points to 14,075, its highest close of the year. It's up nearly 300 points over the past two days, putting it within 100 points of its record high reached in October 2007.

Dow Jones Closes Above 14,000 for First Time Since Oct. 2007

The Dow stock market index closed above 14,000 for the first time since before the financial crisis rocked the world economy. Propelled by strong auto sales and optimism about U.S. jobs, the Dow Jones industrial average crossed the line early Friday and continued flirting with the mark all day.

What Does January's Stock Market Rally Mean for 2013?

U.S. stocks are flirting with all-time highs, climbing to heights not seen since before the financial crisis. Both the Dow and the S&P 500 have risen to their highest levels since October 2007. But stock prices cannot go up forever, and some analysts warn that the bull market is nearing an end, just as investors are returning.

Pfizer Earnings Help Lift Stocks, Pushing Dow Toward 14,000

Pfizer helped keep the stock market rally alive Tuesday. The drugmaker's stock gained after posting strong earnings, pushing the Dow closer to 14,000. The Standard and Poor's 500 also rose, adding eight points to 1,507.84 points. The Nasdaq composite dropped less than a point to 3,153.66.

IBM's Results Lift Dow Average to a 5-Year High

Strong earnings from tech giants nudged the stock market to a five-year high Wednesday. Investors drew encouragement from a vote by the House of Representatives to let the government keep paying all of its bills for another four months.

U.S. Stocks Rise as Tech, Industrial Earnings Roll In

Strong earnings reports from big U.S. companies helped push the Dow Jones industrial average to its eighth gain in nine sessions Tuesday. DuPont, Verizon and Travelers Cos., three of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow, closed higher after reporting their financial results for the final quarter of 2012.