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By Marley Jay The Associated Press

Dow 25,000: Index keeps rolling with another milestone

NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average burst through the 25,000 point mark Thursday, just five weeks after its first close above 24,000.

The Dow passed five 1,000-point barriers in 2017 on its way to a 25 per cent gain for the year, as an eight-year rally since the Great Recession continued to confound skeptics.

Office holiday parties get another look as scandals continue

NEW YORK — With a series of high-profile workplace sex scandals on their minds, employers are making sure their holiday office parties don’t become part of the problem.

There will be less booze at many. An independent business organization has renewed its annual warning not to hang mistletoe. And some will have party monitors, keeping an eye out for inappropriate behaviour.