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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.

Sell in May and Go Away: Stocks Close Dismal Month

With a disappointing finish on Thursday, the stock market closed what was by some measures its worst month in two years. Over five dismal weeks, Facebook fizzled, a debt crisis in Europe loomed, and nobody was in the mood to buy.

Market Goes Absolutely Nowhere in 3 Years

This week, the S&P 500 hit the same level that it did exactly three years earlier -- down to the last two decimal places. What can this fact tell us about the last three years of market history, and what lessons might be gleaned for investors?

Q4 Predictions: Kindle on Fire, iPhone 5 a HIt

The final quarter of 2011 promises to be just as exciting -- and frustrating -- as the first nine months of the year have been for Wall Street. This analyst is unafraid to go out on a limb and make a few bold calls, so let's go over four of the biggest developments that will play out over the next three months.

Market Woes Aside, Earnings Are Looking Up

Given the market's extreme and distressing gyrations over the past week, you'd be forgiven for thinking corporate earnings had been, on the whole, disappointing. But that's not actually the case: A large majority of public companies have performed quite well.

Dow Logs Worst One-Day Drop Since 2008

A bruising session on Wall Street Thursday wiped more than 500 points off the Dow - its worst drop since October 2008. Driving the fear is growing concern about the possibility of another recession. Will the selloff continue Friday? It all depends on the Labor Department's employment report.