Dow hits all-time high as jobless claims dip

FILE PHOTO: A trader works on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 28, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

December 30, 2021

(Reuters) – The blue-chip Dow hit an all-time high shortly after markets opened on Thursday, extending a record-setting run as a drop in weekly jobless claims showed no impact yet on employment from the surge in U.S. coronavirus infections.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 33.85 points, or 0.09%, at the open to 36,522.48.

The S&P 500 opened higher by 1.17 points, or 0.02%, at 4,794.23, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 7.23 points, or 0.05%, to 15,758.98 at the opening bell.

(Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; editing by Uttaresh.V)

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