Dow Tops 17,000 and S&P 500 Hits Record High in Short Week of Trading

Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 index end week at record highs
A short week for stocks couldn’t dampen trader’s spirits as both the Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 index hit new all-time highs in the week leading up to the Fourth of July. With stock markets taking a break to celebrate Independence Day on Friday, the Dow managed to top 17,000 for the first time ever for the last trading day this week, spurred to new heights by a June jobs report that came in stronger than expected. Stocks managed to add an extra $200 billion to their worth during the week.

The Dow ended the day up 22.02 points for a 0.54% gain. That left the Dow at a record 17,068.26 when trading ended, and a 1.3% gain from 16,851.84 points where it ended last w

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