Dow flirts with 20 000 points on calm markets

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Paris - The Dow flirted with 20 000 points once again on Tuesday, while a plunge in the share price of Toshiba caused ripples in otherwise placid trading.

In early trading it came as close as 20 points, but even positive consumer confidence and robust housing price data failed to give the  Dow enough of a push.

The blue-chip index has been within striking distance of the 20 000 landmark since mid-December, but has so far failed to cross the line.

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