Wall Street: On Toward 1000

The New York transit strike made it difficult for brokers to get to lower Manhattan offices. But for anyone who reached Wall Street, the walk was worth it. In the past 69 years, the market has risen 43 times in January, to the point that the upsurge has become a post-Christmas tradition. But never has there been anything like last week. Day after day, the Dow-Jones industrial average broke its own alltime records. At week's end the average had reached 986.13, less than 14 points from the 1000 mark that the Street...

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