It looks like the Dow Jones Industrial Average is about to surpass the record levels it was reaching prior to September 11 2001. The Dow reached a high in May 2001, at 11,301. The highest closing figure of the Dow Jones was 11,722 in January 2000, right before the bursting of the dot com bubble.
Right after September 11 it plummeted to 8235, returning to an average of about 10,000 in the last few years. At close yesterday it reached 11,268.