Business: A Second Wind

For nine months, the stock market has raced relentlessly uphill from its grim low, advancing more than 40% in that period, and some Wall Street seers have been predicting an inevitable pause. But early last week, like a long-distance runner gaining a second wind, the market burst ahead with fresh energy. The Dow Jones industrial average posted its biggest daily gain of the year, leaping 9.86 points and closing above the psychological barrier of 900 for the first time in 21 months. For the week, the Dow rose 15 points to close at 913. Stocks on the American Exchange also made...

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