Dow breaks above 21,000 as stocks hit all-time highs after Trump’s speech; financials lead

U.S. equities traded sharply higher on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average climbing above 21,000 for the first time.

The Dow advanced more than 200 points with Goldman Sachs contributing the most gains. The 30-stock index first closed above 20,000 on Jan. 25.

The S&P 500 climbed 1 percent, with financials rising 2.4 percent to lead advancers. The Nasdaq jumped 0.93 percent.

Source: Dow breaks above 21,000 as stocks hit all-time highs after Trump’s speech; financials lead

Person in custody after 3 suspicious fires in McKeesport | TribLIVE

MCKEESPORT — Police say they’ve taken a person into custody after three suspicious fires in the Pittsburgh suburb of McKeesport.

The first fire was reported at a home on Beaver Street about 10:30 p.m. Monday. About midnight, another fire was reported on Sixth Street, then another a short time later early Tuesday on Market Street.

Source: Person in custody after 3 suspicious fires in McKeesport | TribLIVE

Bridge over I-70 in New Stanton closes for replacement | WPXI

Bridge over I-70 in New Stanton closes for replacement

NEW STANTON, Pa. – The closure of a bridge over Interstate 70 in New Stanton that was scheduled for early March has been moved up to Monday.

 

Drivers will detour by following Pennsylvania Avenue to the new I-70 interchange and Bair Boulevard.

On March 6, the Sewickley Creek Bridge is scheduled to close for deck replacement.

Source: Bridge over I-70 in New Stanton closes for replacement | WPXI

Trump promises ‘renewal of American spirit’ in speech to Congress – BBC News

The president said a “new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp”, opening a “new chapter of American greatness”.

Mr Trump condemned recent vandalism of Jewish cemeteries and a hate crime in Kansas that left an Indian man dead.

His primetime address aims to boost his low approval ratings after a bumpy start to his presidency.

Source: Trump promises ‘renewal of American spirit’ in speech to Congress – BBC News

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One billion hours of YouTube are watched every day

It’s easy to track YouTube’s most popular metric: Check the counter below any video to see how many times it’s been played. It’s harder to know how long viewers watch, which YouTube staff started tracking years ago. Today, those stats passed an auspicious number: Over a billion hours of content are watched every day by users around the globe.

YouTube’s post presents some factoids grappling with that milestone: Watching a billion hours yourself would take over 100,000 years, say. Since more than half of views come from mobile, a good chunk of those billion hours watched per day are seen on devices. And an increasing number of those might be watched without sound given that the total number of auto-captioned videos tipped past the one billion mark two weeks ago.

Source: One billion hours of YouTube are watched every day

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