Nasdaq hits 5,000 for the first time since March 27, 2000
NEW YORK Feb 23 (Reuters) - The Nasdaq Composite index hit the 5,000 mark on Monday for the first time since March 27, 2000 and edged closer to its 5,132.52 all-time peak it reached that same month in the frenzy of the dot-come bubble.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 108.98 points, or 0.6 percent, to 18,241.68, the S&P 500 gained 8.35 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,112.85 and the Nasdaq Composite added 33.82 points, or 0.68 percent, to 4,997.35.
(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch)
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