By  on May 3, 2013

A better than hoped for reading on the job market today propelled theDow Jones Industrial Average above 15,000 for the first time.


After about an hour of trading on Wall Street, the Dow was up 1.1percent, or 169.24 points, to 15,000.82. The S&P 500 RetailingIndustry Group was even stronger, rising 1.5 percent, or 11.40 points,to 759.88 after peaking at a new high of 760.52 in early trading.

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