Dow Briefly Jumps Above 36000, Finishes at Record

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U.S. stocks continued a weekslong march higher, reaching new records on Monday in a display of investor confidence in the economy’s bumpy recovery. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly jumped above 36000 for the first time, hitting 36009.74 just after the opening bell. It later paired gains and ended the day with an increase of 94.28 points, or 0.3%, to 35913.84.