Stocks deliver what the weather does not: a Happy Thanksgiving

U.S. stock market indexes were higher to varying degrees in light pre-Thanksgiving trading today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.1% to 17828, the S&P 500 was up 0.3% to 2073, and NASDAQ had a 0.6% gain to 4787. The Dow and S&P 500 levels represent all-time highs, while today’s NASDAQ close has been exceeded only 5 times – all in the peak dot.com bubble month of March 2000.
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