NEW YORK -- The Dow Jones industrial average broke through 14,000 for the first time in more than five years, fueled by renewed investor confidence and low interest rates.
The Dow broke through the milestone in early trading Friday for the first time since October 2007, following a gradual climb for stocks underway since the start of the year.
The Dow quickly teetered below the 14,000 milestone, however. The Dow was up 127 points, or 0.9%, to 13,989.
The federal government reported Friday the U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January, and the unemployment rate edged up to 7.9%.
Analysts have cited growing investor confidence in the first month of the year, thanks to a drumbeat of positive economic data, a continuing housing recovery and better-than-expected corporate profits.