Stocks edge up following Dow's record day
NEW YORK – After barreling through a record the day before, the Dow Jones industrial average meandered higher on Wednesday.
The Dow finished up 42 points, or 0.3 percent, to 14,296. An encouraging job-market report helped nudge the stock market up, and pushed bond prices lower.
The Dow closed Tuesday at 14,253.77, clearing the previous closing record by almost 90 points. The index of 30 big corporations has more than doubled since hitting a low during the financial crisis in March 2009.