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Dow at 10,000: Then and Now

With the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossing the 10,000 point mark for the first time since 2008, we wanted to take a peek back in time to compare what America was like the very first time the Dow crossed 10,000 mark (March 29th, 1999) to today.

What were some of the most cutting-edge products, who was the highest paid athlete, and what were the hottest topics buzzing around the internet? For these and more comparisons, check out the following slideshow!

By Paul Toscano
Posted 14 Oct 2009

Photo: (left) Henny Ray Abrams | AFP | Getty Images  (right) Oliver Quillia for CNBC.com