At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 25,574.73, up 0.8 percent.
Industrial companies that advanced included Dow members Caterpillar and Boeing which won 2.0 and 2.4 percent and Cummins, which advanced 1.9 percent.
Wall Street surged to fresh highs on Thursday as rising oil prices lifted energy stocks and upbeat forecast from No. 2 USA carrier Delta Air Lines drove airline stocks higher. The Nasdaq Composite Index's more than 5% advance so far this month, marks the best start to a year since 2004.
Delta Air Lines surged 4.8 percent after reporting fourth-quarter earnings of 96 cents per share, eight cents above analyst expectations.
The Dow is up 1,083.97 points, or 4.4 percent. On the Nasdaq, 1,445 issues rose and 969 fell.
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