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Investment Figures Of The Week

Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

The U.S. stock market climbed to new highs, with the Dow Jones industrial

average climbing above 3900 for the first time on Jan. 21. A rally in

economically sensitive stocks sustained the market, with Caterpillar leading

the pack because of better-than-expected earnings. Broad-based indexes and

small-cap stocks also posted records. The blue chips cooled a bit on Jan. 25,

when IBM reported disappointing earnings. Japanese stocks tumbled on Jan. 24

after defeat of a political-reform plan.

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