Business: New High in Stocks

To Wall Street, the message of the steelmen and statisticians came loud and clear. In heavy trading that time and again left the high-speed ticker behind, National Steel gained 5¼ points (to a new high of 84), U.S. Steel picked up 4⅝ (to 944), Bethlehem, Armco and Youngstown all ran higher. And with them went the market. By week's end, shares on the Dow-Jones industrial average had gained 14.24 points to reach a new peak: 602.21, and a level nearly 40% higher than the recession low of 16 months ago.

The market was almost there...

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