Dow brushes up against 2009 highs on strong economic data
Alcoa (AA) was the average's biggest gainer, rising about 7 percent. Its shares have climbed 14 percent so far this week. Meanwhile, financials lagged, with American Express (AXP) and Citigroup (C) each losing nearly 5 percent. It was the fourth straight day of gains for the Dow.
For more stocks making moves today, be sure to check out BloggingStocks' market wrap-up.