S&P 500 ends above 2,000 for first time

August 26, 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks inched higher on Tuesday, pushing the S&P 500 to its first close above the 2,000 mark after data that pointed to a brighter future for the economy.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 29.83 points or 0.17 percent, to end unofficially at 17,106.70. The S&P 500 gained 2.10 points or 0.11 percent, to finish unofficially at 2,000.02. The Nasdaq Composite added 13.29 points or 0.29 percent, to close unofficially at4,570.64.

(Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Jan Paschal)

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