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us-stock-WASHINGTON: US stocks took off flying on the first trading day of the new year Wednesday after Congress reached a last-minute deal to avert the fiscal cliff which could have sent the economy back to recession.

 

The S&P 500 soared 2.5 percent as traders shrugged off the specter that a new deficit fight between Democrats and Republicans was just weeks away to go on a buying spree.

 

At the close the Dow Jones Industrial Index gained 286.87 points (2.19 percent) at 13,391.01.

 

The broad-based S&P 500 added 36.23 (2.54 percent) at 1,462.42, while the Nasdaq outperformed with a 92.75 point gain, or 3.07 percent, to 3,112.26.

 

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2013


 



 
Index Closing Chg%
Arrow DJIA 17,959.44 0.87
Arrow Nasdaq 4,781.43 0.34
Arrow S&P 2,078.54 0.38
Arrow FTSE 6,576.74 0.48
Arrow DAX 9,865.76 0.81
Arrow CAC-40 4,254.43 0.30
Arrow Nikkei 17,635.14 0.08
Arrow H.Seng 23,408.57 1.26
Arrow Sensex 27,701.79 1.21






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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
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Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyDecember 22, 2014
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