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Dow Jones closes above 22,000 for first time

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Sam Howard
A trader on the floor of the NYSE wears a DOW 22,000 hat after the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New York City on Wednesday. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
A trader on the floor of the NYSE wears a DOW 22,000 hat after the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New York City on Wednesday. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The Dow Jones industrial average climbed closed over 22,000 on Wednesday for the first time ever.

The stock market barometer closed Wednesday at an all-time high of 22,016 points. On Tuesday, it reached a new high of 21,963 points.

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CNBC reported that Apple, whose stock closed up 4.73 percent, helped aid the morning's record gains.

It's the latest record mark since President Donald Trump took office in January. The index has surpassed 19,000, 20,000 and 21,000 points this year.

The adminstration has touted those gains and Trump tweeted Tuesday that the Dow could soon top 22,000 for the first time in its history.

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