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News Summary: Dow closes above 15,000 points

The Associated Press

DOW 15,000: The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 15,000 points for the first time Tuesday. It had been almost six years since the last time it crested a round number, closing above 14,000 for the first time in July 2007.

BIG JUMP: Stocks have been on a tear this year. The Dow is up almost 15 percent and the broader Standard & Poor's 500 index is up 14 percent. That's 1,952 points for the Dow and 200 points for the S&P.

FINAL SCORE: The Dow rose to 87 points to 15,056. The S&P 500 rose eight points to 1,625, also a record.