S&P 500 Breaks Through 1,500, First Time Since '07
Published: Thursday, January 24th 2013
(AP) — A sudden drop in claims for unemployment benefits helped push the Standard & Poor's 500 index above 1,500 for the first time since December 2007.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 66 points at 13,846 as of 12:10 p.m. EST. The Standard & Poor's 500 index edged up 5 points to 1,500. The S&P 500 last closed above 1,500 on Dec. 10, 2007. It's already up 5.1 percent this year and has risen over the previous six days.