QUICK LINKS:

How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Wednesday


Created: 05/25/2016 5:23 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed Wednesday as investors continued to recover some confidence in the health of the global economy. That sent oil prices higher and gave energy companies a boost, while materials companies also rose.

On Wednesday:

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 145.46 points, or 0.8 percent, to 17,851.51.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index picked up 14.48 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,090.54.

The Nasdaq composite index rose 33.84 points, or 0.7 percent, to 4,894.89.

For the week:

The Dow is up 350.57 points, or 2 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 38.22 points, or 1.9 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 125.33 points, or 2.6 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is up 426.48 points, or 2.5 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 46.60 points, or 2.3 percent.

The Nasdaq is down 112.52 points, or 2.3 percent.

(Copyright 2016 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Albany

Scattered Clouds
65°
87° | 64°
  • Feels like: 65° F
  • Wind: N 5mph
  • Humidity: 73%