Dow Breaks 24,000 For First Time Ever

Robert Donachie Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened above 24,000 for the first time in the index’s history Thursday morning, continuing a string of thousand point gains since President Donald Trump defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The benchmark index sat at 24,064.32 as of 10 a.m. Thursday morning, opening roughly 100 points up from its close Wednesday. The Dow is up over 4,500 points since the 2016 November election, and the market has gained roughly $4 trillion in capitalization.

American businesses are investing in the U.S., to the tune of hundreds of millions, on the promise that Congress will deliver a comprehensive tax reform bill. Senators are expected to pass a comprehensive tax reform bill as early as Thursday afternoon.

Americans themselves are already seeing the benefits of a growing economy. Americans’ disposable personal income in the past two financial quarters increased $198.7 billion and personal savings grew over $1.04 trillion.

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