A board on a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the Dow Jones industrial average with an intraday number above 15,000 Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 15,000 for the first time, on optimism over global central bank stimulus and better-than-estimated corporate earnings.
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The Dow Jones industrial average punched through another milestone Tuesday: its first close above 15,000. The Dow rose 87.31 points to 15,056.20 points Tuesday, a gain of 0.6 percent.