Dow cracks 23,000 mark for the first time

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Traders work on the floor of the NYSE in New York
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

October 17, 2017

(Reuters) – The Dow Industrials breached the 23,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday, helped by a rally in shares of UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> rose 39.3 points, or 0.17 percent, to 22,996.26. The S&P 500 <.SPX> gained 0.42 points, or 0.01 percent, to 2,558.06. The Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> added 3.98 points, or 0.06 percent, to 6,627.99.

(Reporting by Tanya Agrawal; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)

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