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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the morning of July 3, 2014 in New York City. The Dow Jones passed 17,000 for the first time today, as economy continues to recover.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dow Jones Hits 17,000 For First Time After Strong Jobs Report

There was a major milestone on Wall Street Thursday as stocks set new records.

07/03/2014

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Dow Hits 16,000 For First Time, S&P 500 Hits 1,800

Stocks have been rising sharply this year as the U.S. economy improves, companies report bigger profits and the Federal Reserve keeps up its easy-money policies.

11/18/2013

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stocks Break 15,000 For First Time After Hiring Climbs

The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time, and the Standard and Poor’s 500 index, a broader market measure, rose above 1,600.

05/03/2013

Dow Jones Average Passes Its All Time High (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes At All-Time High

The Dow closed at an all-time high Tuesday, beating the previous record it set in October 2007, before the financial crisis and the Great Recession.

03/05/2013

FILE - Traders work on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange on September 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Late Rally Pushes Indexes Higher; Stocks See 2nd Gain In September

A late afternoon rally pushed the stock market higher for only the second day this month.

09/12/2011

Wall Street Trader (credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew)

3-Day Rally Ends Thursday On Wall Street

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 170.89 points, or 1.5 percent, to close at 11,149.82. It had been up 85 points shortly after the opening bell.

08/25/2011

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on August 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Stocks Plunge On Worries About Weak Global Economy, U.S. Job Market And Inflation

The Dow Jones industrial average at one point was down more than 500 points. It’s now down 436 at 10,973.

08/18/2011

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Stocks Start Week Off On High Note Following Google’s Purchase Of Motorola

Investors hoping for relief from last week’s volatility in the stock market found it Monday.

08/15/2011

Traders work on the floor of the NYSE Aug. 12 (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Dow Closes Up 125 Points Friday After Wild See-Saw Week

Even a survey showing Americans are dismayed about the economy didn’t stop the gains on Wall Street today.

08/12/2011

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Jin Lee)

What Free Fall? Dow Closes Up 423 Points Thursday

It’s understandable if people are getting dizzy watching the Dow, considering Wednesday’s shocking 519 point plunge. That was just the latest go round on the Dow’s recent wild ride as the index closed up 423 points on Thursday.

08/11/2011

Wall Street Trader (credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Wall Street Woes Continue As Dow Closes Down 519 Points

It was yet another rough day on Wall Street Wednesday, a day after the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its biggest gain since early 2009.

08/10/2011

Dow Rebounds After Fed Announcement (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Dow Closes Up 429 Points After Fed Decides To Keep Interest Rates Near 0 For 2 Years

The Dow picked up steam late in the trading day Tuesday and closed up nearly 430 points.

08/09/2011

In this Aug. 4, 2011 photo, a trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.  (credit: Jin Lee/AP)

Dow Closes Down 634 Points After Downgrade Of U.S. Credit Rating

The U.S. stock market joined a sell-off around the world Monday in the first trading since Standard & Poor’s downgraded American debt.

08/08/2011

A trader looks up at a monitor while working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)

Roller Coaster Ride On The Dow Ends As Index Closes Up 61 Points

Wall Street was not for the faint of heart Friday. The breathtaking peaks and valleys of the day came to an end with the Dow closing up 61 points.

08/05/2011

A trader reacts to Thursday's huge market drop. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Dow Jones Average Plunges 513 Points In Worst Drop Since October Of 2008

Fears about the global economy led to the biggest panic in financial markets since the 2008 financial crisis.

08/04/2011

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