Dow erases ground lost in Monday rout as stocks end higher

Stocks finished higher Wednesday, logging back-to-back gains as investors continued to buy the dip following a sharp Monday selloff. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 286 points, or 0.8%, to finish near 34,798, according to preliminary figures, with the blue-chip gauge joining other major indexes, which had turned positive for the week on Tuesday. The S&P 500 rose around 36 points, or 0.8%, to end near 4,359, while the Nasdaq Composite advanced around 133 points, or 0.9%, to finish near 14,632. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.

Dow erases ground lost in Monday rout as stocks end higher
Stocks finished higher Wednesday, logging back-to-back gains as investors continued to buy the dip following a sharp Monday selloff. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 286 points, or 0.8%, to finish near 34,798, according to preliminary figures, with the blue-chip gauge joining other major indexes, which had turned positive for the week on Tuesday. The S&P 500 rose around 36 points, or 0.8%, to end near 4,359, while the Nasdaq Composite advanced around 133 points, or 0.9%, to finish near 14,632. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.