Dow Jones Industrial closes above 14,000 for first time ever

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Screen shot of the closing record.
Image: Dow Jones Industrial.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), one of the main stock indices in the United States, has broken an all-time closing record, to close at 14,000.41 points which is up 82.19 points (0.59%) from its last close. Just 59 days before, the Dow hit an all-time high when it passed 13,000.

This is the first time the DJIA has ever closed above 14,000 since its debut on May 26, 1896.

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index closed at 1,553.08 points which was up 6.91 points (0.45%) and the NASDAQ Composite Index closed at a six-year high to 2,724.74 points, which was up 20.55 point (0.76%).