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Traders at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 666 points amid signs that interest rates are heading higher. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Dow Drops 666 Points In Sharp Sell-Off

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The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 25,000 Thursday for the first time. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Stocks Continue A Winning Streak; Dow Industrials Now Over 25,000

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A trader at the New York Stock Exchange reacts on Oct. 19, 1987, when the Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 22 percent — the biggest single-day drop in history. Maria Bastone/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange last week. With its new record level, the blue chip index is now up 16 percent since the start of the year and about 26 percent since Election Day. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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For the first time in its history, the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 16,000 points Thursday. The index of 30 stocks touched the mark earlier this week, when a trader was photographed at the New York Stock Exchange. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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