Dow Rises 204, Back Over 10,000

Earnings, jobless data spur biggest gain since July
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2009 3:15 PM CST
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(Newser) – Stocks rallied, pushing the Dow above 10,000 in its best one-day point gain since July. A decline in weekly jobless claims and good news from Cisco led the way, reports the Wall Street Journal.

  • The Dow rose 204 points to close at 10,006.
  • The Nasdaq added 49 points to settle at 2,105.
  • The S&P 500 gained 20 points, closing at 1,067.