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Wall St gains as volatility eases; Boeing boost on Dow, Amazon lifts S&P

A wild session on Tuesday had seen the Dow swing more than 1,100 points from peak to trough


US stocks overturned early losses to trade higher on Wednesday as some buyers returned to a market still shaking from a record fall for the Dow Jones Industrial Average earlier this week. Gains in industrial and consumer discretionary stocks led advances on the S&P and the Dow. Boeing rose 2.7 percent, providing the biggest boost to the Dow, while Amazon's 1 percent rise helped lift the S&P 500. At 10:53 am ET (1553 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 249.57 points, or 1 percent, at 25,162.34. The S&P 500 rose 19.7 points, or 0.73 percent, at 2,714.84 and the ...

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First Published: Wed, February 07 2018. 23:00 IST