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Dow Breaks 9,000

It's a good start to 2009 for the stock markets: The Dow Jones has closed over 9,000 for the first time since last November. The S&P was also up 3.2 percent and is up over 20 percent from the 11-year low it hit in November. Today marked the second best start of the the year ever points wise for the Dow. Trading volume was light, however, as many traders were away from their desks because of the holiday.