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Dow Jones Shatters 13,000

by @ 4:48 pm on April 25, 2007. Filed under Business, Economics, Personal Finance

Not only did the Dow Jones Average pass 13,000, it positively shattered it:

NEW YORK ( — The Dow industrials jumped 136 points Wednesday afternoon to close above 13,000 for the first time as investors hailed upbeat earnings from, possible asset sales by Alcoa and a strong reading on the economy.

The gain in the Dow Jones industrial average (up 136.44 to 13,090.38, Charts) was equal to about 1 percent, according to early tallies. The blue-chip index also hit a new intraday high of 13,107.45 during the session.

The broader S&P 500 (up 15.36 to 1,495.77, Charts) index also added 1 percent and ended at a fresh six-year high. The Nasdaq (up 23.50 to 2,548.04, Charts) added 0.9 percent and ended at a new six-year high.

All in all, a good day on Wall Street

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