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Dow Jones industrial average tops 25,000 for first time, continuing its history-making rise

Dow Jones industrial average tops 25,000 for first time, continuing its history-making rise

The closely watched Dow Jones industrial average topped 25,000 points for the first time Thursday, continuing a record-setting run that has generated trillions in market value for investors.

The bellwether gauge crossed the historic milestone shortly after the start of the day's trading, a feat quickly touted by President Donald Trump on Twitter. "Dow just crashes through 25,000. Congrats!," Trump said. Later, speaking during a meeting with Republican lawmakers in the White House, Trump made a prediction: "I guess our new number is 30,000."

Wall Street's rise has been largely fueled by strong corporate profits, global economic strength and Republican...

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