Dow 10,000 arrives, highest close in a year

Better-than-expected results from a couple of Dow components Wednesday allowed the blue-chip index to surpass the psychologically key 10,000 level for the first time in a year.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU) soared 145 points, or 1.5 percent, to close at 10,016, while the broader S&P 500 ($INX) jumped 19 points, or 1.8 percent, to 1,092. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite ($COMPX) popped 32 points, or 1.5 percent, to finish at 2,172.