Dow closes above 18,000 for first time in 9 months

April 18, 2016 8:54 PM

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U.S. stocks climbed Monday, lifting the Dow above 18,000 for the first time since July 20, 2015.

Stabilizing oil prices and diminishing fears about China's economy has eased worries that a slowdown overseas would hit the U.S. economy, according to one veteran market observer.

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