NEW YORK - Small was beautiful this week.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 15,000 for the first time Tuesday, then held above that milestone for the next three days.
But an index of small-company stocks put the blue-chip gauge to shame for the week.
On Friday, the Russell 2000 closed the week up 2.2 percent, more than double the Dow's gain.
Small stocks stand a greater chance of surging than those of global companies do if the U.S. economy continues to fare better than those of Europe and Asia.