Dow Passes 13K Mark
Last time it did so: May 20, 2008
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2012 10:34 AM CST
Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012.    (Seth Wenig)
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(Newser) – Huge milestone today: The Dow crossed the 13,000 mark, the first time since before the 2008 financial crisis that it has done so. The last time it made it above that milestone was on May 20, 2008, four months before Lehman Brothers went under. Behind today's bump: the finalized bailout deal for Greece, and strong corporate earnings reports from the likes of Home Depot, reports the AP.