Dow Finishes Up 188, Above 9K

Nasdaq caps 12-day streak
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2009 3:13 PM CDT
Dow Finishes Up 188, Above 9K
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in this undated file photo.   (AP Photo)

Sustained increases in home sales and robust earnings fueled a broad-based rally today, pushing the Dow above 9,000 for the first time since January and marking a 12-day winning streak for the Nasdaq—the first in more than a decade, the Wall Street Journal reports. AT&T and 3M both gained on better-than-expected reports. The Dow added 188.03, closing at 9,069.29. The Nasdaq rose 47.22, to 1,973.60, and the S&P 500 gained 22.22, settling at 976.29. (Read more Dow Jones stories.)

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