Dow Tops 14,000-Point Barrier

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished above 14,000 Thursday for the first time, adding 82 points to close at 14,000.41.

The market has been spiraling upward in recent weeks. It climbed 1,000 points in less than 60 days of trading. The surge comes at a time when growth has slowed in the United States and many people are worried about problems in the mortgage market.

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