Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during afternoon trading on August 3, 2011 in New York City. The Dow closed 29 points up after a late afternoon rally, recovering from an eight day slump. (Photo by Andrew …
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NEW YORK (AP) - The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 149 points Friday to close above 14,000.
That's a mark it hasn't crossed since October of 2007, before the financial crisis hit.
The Dow traded above 14,000 on several occasions Friday.
Stocks rallied following word from the Labor Department that employers added 157,000 jobs last month, and hiring was much stronger at the end of last year than previously thought.
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