STOCKS RALLY: Here's What You Need To Know

Santa claus climbingREUTERS/William GularteHector Chacon, a Guatemalan firefighter dressed as Santa Claus, rappels down from the Belize bridge to give toys to children living under the bridge, in Guatemala City, December 22, 2013.

Yes, the markets were open today. And yes, they rallied again to new all-time highs.

First, the scoreboard:

  • Dow: 16,294.6 (+73.4, +0.4%)

  • S&P 500: 1,827.9 (+9.6, +0.5%)
  • Nasdaq: 4,148.9 (+44.1, +1.0%)

And now the top stories:

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