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The major stock indexes in perspective

The Dow Jones industrial average Tuesday rose 11.86 points, or 0.1 percent, to 10,564.38. The Dow remains 25 percent below its peak of 14,164.53, reached in October 2007.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index, rose 1.94, or 0.2 percent, to 1,140.44. The index is up 68.6 percent in the past year. Including dividends, it's up about 72 percent. It is still down 27 percent from its high of 1,565.15, also reached in October 2007.

And the Nasdaq composite index rose 8.47, or 0.4 percent, to 2,340.68. The Nasdaq is at an 18-month high but still down by more than half from its peak reached 10 years ago Wednesday. On March 10, 2000, it rose to 5,048.62 at the height of the dot-com bubble. - AP

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