US stocks hit records as Dow flirts with 20,000 points

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on January 6, 2017 in New York City as the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day closing in on the 20,000 markUS stocks finished the week on a strong note with both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing at new records, bolstered by strong gains by large technology shares. Wall Street also made its most audacious run yet at the 20,000-point milestone for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. US stocks were mixed in early trading after the closely-watched employment report showed the US economy added 156,000 jobs in December, slightly below expectations.

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