Dow Flirts With12,000 Mark for First Time in Over Two Years

January 27, 2011 Updated: January 28, 2011

 (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
(Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
12,000 in Sight: Students from a tour group look over the floor of the New York Stock Exchange from a balcony as a screen shows the Dow just over the 12,000 mark Jan. 26. The Federal Reserve voted Jan. 26 to press ahead with its $600 billion Treasury bond purchase program and leave interest rates unchanged, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average flirted with the 12,000 mark for the first time in over two years.