Market Watch

Stocks Continue to Climb

Take your copies of Dow 36,000 off the shelves: The Wall Street Journal reports that the Dow Jones rose 2.3 percent today, up 21 percent from its closing low on March 9, which “technically pushes the blue-chip benchmark into bull-market territory.” The gain is the best since the bear market began in October 2007. The S&P 500, meanwhile, rose 2.3 percent, which extends its best monthly rally since 1974.