Dow Climbs Back Above 10000

After last week’s crazy market, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose past 10000 Wednesday—following a steady increase Tuesday—for the first time since June 28th. Last week had seen stock prices fall to their lowest levels of the year due to global worries about the economy, but the market slowly started to creep back up this week and eventually rose 274.66 points Wednesday. Financial stocks—including American Express, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Bank of America—all gained, and BP also experienced a 4 percent increase.