Dow Jones crosses 23,000 mark for the first time

FRENCH PRESS AGENCY - AFP
NEW YORK
Published 17.10.2017 18:51
Traders work on the floor at the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on October 13, 2017 in New York. (AFP Photo)
Traders work on the floor at the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange on October 13, 2017 in New York. (AFP Photo)

The Dow Jones index hit 23,000 for the first time Tuesday, boosted by a spate of solid earnings reports from blue-chip companies and extending a Wall Street rally.

Near 03:15 p.m. GMT, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 22,996.57, up 0.2 percent from Monday's closing price, after earlier hitting 23,002.20.

The broad-based S&P 500 was essentially flat at 2,557.96, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index rose less than 0.1 percent to 6,626.72. All three indices finished at records Monday.

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