Dow reaches 15,000 as jobs growth exceeds economist forecasts

U.S. STOCKS ROSE FRIDAY, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 15,000 for the first time. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
U.S. STOCKS ROSE FRIDAY, pushing the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 15,000 for the first time. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TIM BOYLE
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 15,000 for the first time, as employment picked up more than forecast in April and the jobless rate unexpectedly declined to a four-year low. Caterpillar Inc. and General Electric Co. rallied more than 2.3 percent to lead the Dow. Kraft Foods Group…

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