That Was Fast: Dow Breaks 25K Mark for First Time

If it closes above 25K, it'll be a record
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 4, 2018 8:54 AM CST
This Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006 file photo shows the charging bull in lower Manhattan in New York.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

(Newser) – The Dow Jones Industrial Average started the day off with a major new milestone, reports the AP, crossing the 25,000 mark for the first time. Should it close above 25,000 on Thursday, it will mark the quickest 1,000-point gain in the index's history, reports the Wall Street Journal; it hit 24,000 just five weeks ago. The Dow saw five such milestones last year. It is trading at 25,036 as of this writing.

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