Topic: Michael Weiss
Stocks closed up on Wall Street Wednesday with the Dow Jones industrial average notched its ninth gain in a row, giving the index its longest winning streak in more than sixteen years. Demand for stocks has been propelled this year by optimism that the housing market is recovering and that companies have started to hire.
Despite other companies' efforts to create a household brand name, Apple has won with the iPad. The name is used not only to describe Apple's popular products, but also tablets in general.