Most Active Stories
- Jim Costa Calls On Governor Brown To Issue Drought Declaration For California
- Fighting Fire With Fire, The Future Of The Rim Fire Burn Area
- Launching 11-Day Action, Advocates Urge McCarthy To Pass Immigration Reform
- Feds Study Expanding San Luis Reservoir
- Cold Snap Could Be A One-Two Punch To Valley Citrus Industry
Valley Public Radio Staff
Wed March 6, 2013
Originally published on Wed March 6, 2013 8:18 am
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
NPR business news starts with markets on fire.
(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)
MONTAGNE: Overnight, stocks in Japan and Australia hit highs not seen in more than four years. This comes after yesterday's big rally on Wall Street. The benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high. It closed at 14,253. That topped a record set in the fall of 2007, just before the financial crisis hit. This new record shows that the markets keep shrugging off what is happening or not happening in Congress. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.