U.S. stocks rose Thursday, with the Dow index surpassing the 17,000 line for the first time, spurred by stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 92.02 points, or 0.54 percent, to end at 17,068.26. The index extended its rising streak to a third day. The Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 28.19 points, or 0.63 percent, to 4,485.93, the highest finish in roughly 14 years and 3 months.
Trading on Thursday finished at
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