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The Dow Gets a Shot of Viagra

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Jeremy Bowman
January 29, 2013

Strong earnings and optimism about the improving economy carried the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEX: ^DJI) higher once again today. The blue chips gained 72 points, or 0.5%, to finish at 13,954, knocking on the door of 14,000 and just a few percentage points away from all-time highs. Today's gains came in spite of lower consumer confidence levels, as the expiration of the payroll tax holiday apparently left shoppers feeling blue. The Conference Board's index dropped all the way to 58.6, well below the 65.1 economists had projected and Decemb