Dow Flirts with 13,000 Again But Can't Make It

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

New York, NY (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average made another run at 13,000 but couldn't quite get there.

The Dow is finishing the day up 46 points at 12,985. It climbed as high as 12,996. The Dow broke 13,000 on Tuesday for the first time since May 2008 but couldn't hold the milestone.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index finished up six points at 1,363. The Nasdaq composite index finished up 24 at 2,957.

Investors were encouraged Thursday by more good news on U.S. jobs, but gains were limited by poor results from retailers such as Safeway and Kohl's.

Volume was light at 3.7 billion shares. Advancing stocks outnumbered decliners by about 5-to-2.


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  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Feb 23, 2012 at 09:11 PM
    As of 17:00 ET, Feb 23, the US borrows for 10 years at 2.00%. Total US national debt on 2/22/12 = $15.416 trillion. On 1/20/09 = $10.627 trillion. On 1/20/01 = $5.728 trillion. Increase in total national debt during Obama's administration = $4.789 trillion. During George W. Bush's administration = $4.899 trillion. Source for debt info = treasurydirect.gov.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 at 04:46 PM
    Hey Granpa....... whats the interest rate?
  • by Gerry Location: Tallahassee on Feb 23, 2012 at 02:18 PM
    As of 17:00 ET, Feb 23, the US borrows for 10 years at 2.00%. Total US national debt on 2/22/12 = $15.416 trillion. On 1/20/09 = $10.627 trillion. On 1/20/01 = $5.728 trillion. Increase in total national debt during Obama's administration = $4.789 trillion. During George W. Bush's administration = $4.899 trillion. Source for debt info = treasurydirect.gov.
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