The Standard & Poor’s 500 index broke through 1,600 Friday for the first time. It’s been thirteen years since the S&P first closed above 1,500 points, which occurred toward the end of the dot-com bubble in March 2000.
Here’s a look at the previous times that the S&P 500 index, a broad measure of large-company stocks, first closed above round-number levels, measured in increments of 100 points.
1,500 Mar. 22, 2000
1,400 July 9, 1999
1,300 Mar. 15, 1999
1,200 Dec. 21, 1998
1,100 Mar. 24, 1998
1,000 Feb. 2, 1998
900 July 2, 1997
800 Feb. 12, 1997
700 Oct. 4, 1996
600 Nov. 17, 1995
500 Mar. 24, 1995
400 Dec. 26, 1991
300 Mar. 23, 1987
200 Nov. 21, 1985
100 June 4, 1968
Source: S&P Dow Jones Indices
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Hundreds of people came to the Beeghly campus of Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley for its annual tree lighting ceremony. The festivities were part of the hospital's five-year anniversary celebration.
The area will experience a mixed bag of precipitation Friday and again on Sunday. Snow, sleet and rain are likely Friday. Another weather system will bring snow Sunday afternoon. The snow could be accompanied by freezing rain Sunday night into Monday morning. Then rain Monday when temperatures rise about freezing.
Here in the Valley, local leaders and community activists are talking about how Mandela's life has impacted them and how greatly he will be missed.
Raymond and Nellie Amill said it is an honor for both of their grandsons to be playing in such big games, but they're just glad they're not playing each other.
Friends and family of a Youngstown murder victim honored and celebrated his life Thursday through two of his biggest passions: Music and performance.
The public is welcome to view the eternal flame that arrived at the Boy Scout headquarters in Warren Thursday.
For the 27th year, a community Christmas tree Lighting was held at the Wickliffe Circle Fire Station in Austintown.
The Cardinal Mooney football team is preparing for another state championship game on Friday, but school leaders said it's not just athletics that makes their school stand out.
Mahoning County commissioners are considering a proposal to put a sales tax increase on the May ballot.
As Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley celebrates five years of pediatric care, hospital officials said it is area business that help bring smiles to the faces of their patients.
Five years ago, Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley opened on Market Street in Boardman. It has undergone several expansions since then and more growth is on the way. Click on the videos to see highlights of the hospital.
State Rep. Bob Hagan and a colleague are asking for Congress' help to make railways safer for passengers and people living in surrounding areas.
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will return to the Mahoning Valley in May.
Victims of cyberstalking and other technology-based harassment would get better protection under a bill that is headed to the state Senate.
Four local companies took part Thursday in what's being called the "NASA Roadshow."