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The Dow Jones industrial average has closed above 17,000 for the first time. The AP is offering the stories listed below. Please note that an earlier version of this Advisory incorrectly stated that the Dow closed above 17,000 on Friday. The index reached that milestone on Thursday.
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NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average closes above 17,000 for the first time on Thursday. The record high follows a string of good news on hiring and manufacturing, and continued support from central banks have pushed the blue-chip index up nearly 3 percent this year. The Dow’s latest 1,000-point milestone follows two last year, when the average surged 27 percent. Another market barometer, the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, is flirting with its own round-number record of 2,000. By Markets Writer Ken Sweet. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m. photos
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