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Dow flirts with 17,000 as market sets new highs
Dow flirts with 17,000 as market sets new highs

U.S. stocks are finishing at record highs as the Dow Jones industrial average closes in on 17,000 points for the first time. Evidence that global manufacturing is expanding pushed the stock market to an all-time high on Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed within two points of 17,000 for the first time after separate surveys showed that manufacturing expanded in the world's two largest economies. In China, manufacturing grew in June for the first time in six months and in the U.S. the sector notched its 13th straight month of expansion. General Motors climbed the most in almost a month after reporting that its U.S. sales rose 1 percent in June despite a record-setting...

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