U.S. Markets close in 27 mins

Stocks Battle Higher; Several Indicators Flash Hopeful Signs

PAUL WHITFIELD
Stocks Battle Higher; Several Indicators Flash Hopeful Signs

After a gap down at the open, U.S. stocks rubbed out the losses and then built gains in afternoon trade Wednesday. The Nasdaq dived 1.9%, and then staged a positive reversal to a more than 0.6% gain. The S&P 500 rose 0.3%, while the Dow Jones industrial average added 0.2%.