S&P 500 index closes above 1,500 for first time since start of Great Recession

  • Article by: STEVE ROTHWELL , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 25, 2013 - 10:35 PM

NEW YORK - Passing another milestone on the nation's long journey back from the Great Recession, the Standard and Poor's 500 index closed above 1,500 for the first time in more than five years Friday after a wave of good earnings reports.

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