Wall Street Opens After New Year's Holiday

(New York, NY) -- Wall Street has opened today after taking a holiday for New Year's. Investors hope the momentum of 2013 continues in the new year. Stocks ended the year on a record high. Boosted by consumer confidence numbers that were stronger than expected, the markets closed in positive territory on the final day of 2013. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 72 points to close at 16-577. The Nasdaq jumped 22 points to 41-76 and the S&P 500 was up seven points to finish the session at 18-48.