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Dow retakes 25,000 level for first time in about a month as stock market extends Friday climb

The Dow Jones Industrial Average late-morning Friday retouched a psychologically round-number level above 25,000 for the primary time in about a month, as traders serious about corporate results and pushed some issues about world industry disputes to the again burner. The Dow DJIA, +0.38% most recently, was once up 85 issues, or 0.4%, at 25,009, a modest gain but sufficient to propel it above the psychological threshold which might underpin enthusiasm for property perceived as risky, even as the market wrestles with worries over geopolitical clashes, significantly over import duties, between the U.S. and its main developed partners in Asia, North America and Europe. The gains come after a round of second-quarter results from JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, -0.46% Wells Fargo & Co. WFC, -1.20% and Citigroup Inc. C, -2.20% which came in blended early Friday before the open. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.11% rose 0.2% at 2,803, and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +0.03% edged up by means of 0.1% at 7,834, touching a contemporary intraday top for the technology-laden gauge at 7,838.13.