Dow Reaches 4-Year High

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20:  Traders work on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange on April 20, 2012 in New York City. The Dow jones Industrial Average was up 65 points to 13029 as Wall Street saw its first positive week in a month that was fueled by strong corporate earnings.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    May Day protests may be in full swing on Wall Street, but traders in the Financial District have their own rally to celebrate. The Dow hit its highest level since December 2007 on Tuesday with stocks rising 101 points on strong domestic manufacturing reports. The data far surpassed investor expectations for the month of April, easing anxiety about a stalled economic recovery. Standard & Poor’s tacked on 15 points with energy stocks leading the surge, and the Nasdaq jumped 34 points.  

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