The Dow finally surpassed 36,000 today, restoring faith not only in our economy, but in James Glassman and Kevin Hackett, whose Dow 36,000 became an icon of the tech bubble gone wrong.  To be sure, they were 12 years early.  But what's 12 years between friends?  

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