Aug 2, 2017

Dow Jones breaks through 22,000

The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged past 22,000 points for the first time ever in opening trade on Wednesday, lifted by a rise in Apple shares. The Dow, a basket of 30 major US stocks, added more than 46 points in opening trade, rising 0.21% to 22,010. The Wednesday morning milestone continued a streak of share price gains since January. The markets' rise on Wednesday morning was attributed to reaction to earnings from technology giant Apple. Now they say strong corporate earnings are boosting share prices.

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