Dow Rallies, Closes Up 156 on Wave of Optimism
Dow closes at highest level since October 2008
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2010 3:16 PM CST
Traders watch market activity at the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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(Newser) – Stocks rallied today off an upswing in manufacturing activity for December and Fed comments that reaffirmed the central bank's continued commitment to low interest rates, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow jumped 155.91 points to close at 10,583.96.
  • The Nasdaq added 39.27, closing at 2,308.42.
  • The S&P 500 gained 17.89, settling at 1,132.99.