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The Dow rose 100 points, hitting a new record

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The Dow rose 100 points at the market open Wednesday morning, hitting a new record high after quarterly earnings beat Wall Street's expectations, reports CNBC. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also hit record highs, both climbing 0.2%.

The bottom line: The Dow continues to crush it in 2018.

The latest, from CNBC:

  • Abbott Laboratories, United Technologies, Baker Hughes and NBCUniversal-parent Comcast all reported earnings and revenue that beat analyst estimates.
  • 77% of the S&P 500 companies that reported earnings since Tuesday morning have beaten earnings estimates, and 80% beat revenue expectations, according to FactSet.
  • So far in 2018, the major indexes are up at least 6%.
  • J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon told CNBC Wednesday that the lower corporate tax rate will also help boost wages and spark an economic boom.