US stocks soar after bad week

US stock indexes have closed out a wild week with a big gain.

US stocks soar after bad week

US stock indexes have closed out a wild week with a big gain.

Industrial stocks like Textron and General Electric led the charge higher after reporting strong earnings.

The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 263 points, or 1.6%, to 16,380. The Dow was coming off six straight losses and ended the week down 1%.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 23 points, or 1.3%, to 1,886. The Nasdaq rose 41 points, or 1%, to 4,258.

The market had huge swings this week including several sharp drops as investors worried about slowing economic growth and plunging oil prices. European markets also recovered today, as did the price of oil.

Bond prices fell while the yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.20%.

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