A new milestone for the Nasdaq in the final days of what's already been a banner year.
The Nasdaq hitting the 9000-point mark on Thursday for the first time ever.
Helped in the session by Amazon, its stock up 4 percent after reporting record sales over the holiday season.
It was the 10th-straight record-high close for the Nasdaq, which is up nearly 39 percent this year, reflecting investors' love of tech stocks like
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Apple is up more than 80% this year and Microsoft up 55%.