Dow industrials top 20,000 for first time

Washington (dpa) – The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average topped the 20,000 mark for the first time in early trading Wednesday. The index was at 20,038.33, up 125.62, or 0.63 per cent, at 10:10 am (1510 GMT), 40 minutes into the trading session. The Wall Street benchmark had approached the milestone repeatedly in recent weeks but…