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Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report


The record closing figure of the Dow Jones stock average on Thursday. The Dow has climbed more than 10,500 points since its Great Recession low of 6,547.05 on March 9, 2009. While the Dow's passing of 17,000 is a notable milestone, the vast majority of mutual funds and investors use the broader S&P 500 index as their benchmark for how they are performing. The S&P 500 is approaching its own milestone of 2,000; it closed at 1,985.44 on Thursday.

Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report 07/03/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 3, 2014 7:29pm]
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