Dow up more than 200 points as stocks open higher in bid to extend bounce

Stocks opened higher Friday in a bid to extend the previous session's bounce at the end of a volatile week that saw inflation fears move front and center across capital markets...

Dow up more than 200 points as stocks open higher in bid to extend bounce

Stocks opened higher Friday in a bid to extend the previous session's bounce at the end of a volatile week that saw inflation fears move front and center across capital markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 216 points, or 0.6%, at 34,237, while the S&P 500 rose 34 points, or 0.8%, to 4,146. The Nasdaq Composite gained 142 points to trade at 13,267, a gain of more than 1%. Major benchmarks remain on track for hefty weekly losses, with the Dow down 1.5%, the S&P 500 sporting a decline of more than 2% and the Nasdaq off 3.6%.