Dow Surges

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Dow Jones industrial average is closing above 9,000 for the first time since January.

It's the highest closing level for the blue chips since November.

Stocks rose Thursday following the third straight monthly increase in existing home sales.

Stronger-than-expected earnings and more optimistic forecasts have pushed stocks up more than 11 percent in less than two weeks.

The Dow is up 188 at 9,069. The Standard & Poor's 500 index is up 22 at 976. The Nasdaq composite index is up 47 at 1,974.

Five stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume came to 1.4 billion shares.


WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 51509482