The Dow kicks off the new year with a record high

New York (CNN Business)US stocks kicked the new decade off with fresh all-time highs. Apple (AAPL) stock closed at an all time high, above $300 a share, just one year after CEO Tim Cook shocked investors with his warning about sales in China. But it wasn’t just US markets that fared well on the first trading day of the year. Global stocks climbed higher Thursday after China’s central bank moved to stimulate the economy. Economists view China as the growth engine for the world economy, so a central bank committed…

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