Dow comes within 68 points of 10,000 before cooling off

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Stocks gave up most of their early gains in light Columbus Day trading, but still managed to close mostly higher Monday.

The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average ($INDU) came within 68 points of the psychologically key 10,000 level before cooling off to close at 9,886, up 21 points or 0.2 percent. The broader S&P 500 ($INX) added 5 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,076, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite ($COMPX) was unchanged at 2,139.

Major movers included Dow component Bank of America (BAC), which rose more than 3 percent. On the other side of the ledger, Dow component Boeing (BA) tumbled nearly 2 percent.

For more on stocks making moves today, be sure to check out BloggingStocks' market wrap up.
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