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Record High Closing For S&P 500

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at a record high on Thursday, and has turned positive for the year 2014 so far.

02/27/2014

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Dec. 3, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

S&P 500 Puts Finishing Touch On Best Year Since 1997

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed out its best year since 1997 on Tuesday as traders wrapped up a record-setting year.

12/31/2013

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

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Rings Opening Bell At NYSE

Trading resumed on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday after being closed for two days because of Hurricane Sandy. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ran the opening bell.

10/31/2012

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