NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market hit another milestone as the Standard & Poor's 500 index briefly traded above 2,000 points for the first time.<br />
The S&P 500 first closed above 1,000 points in February 1998.<br />
On Monday the market rose as investors were encouraged by the latest round of corporate deal news.<br />
Burger King soared 20 percent on news that the fast-food chain is in talks to buy Tim Hortons of Canada, which could save the company money on taxes.<br />
The S&P 500 rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 1,997.<br />
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 75 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,076. The Nasdaq composite rose 18 points, or 0.4 percent, to 4,557.<br />
Bond price rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.39 percent.
A blustery winter storm dumped snow and ice across the West on Wednesday, making driving treacherous in the mountains from California to the Rockies and forcing residents and party-goers in some usually sun-soaked cities to bundle up for a frosty New Year's.
The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.
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A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighborhood and exchanged gunfire with them in Florida's Panhandle.
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