Stocks Bounce Back, Dow Up 250+ Points Pre-market trading was ... all over the place By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Aug 11, 2011 8:36 AM CDT Updated Aug 11, 2011 10:54 AM CDT 1 comment Comments Specialist James Ahrens works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Newser) – What goes way, way down must come up? Stocks continued their climb throughout the morning, with the Dow gaining as much as 309 points on the news that jobless claims, which were expected to rise, decreased by 7,000 to 395,000, reports MarketWatch. The Dow is currently up 251 points, to 10,971. Nasdaq is up 75 points, and the S&P 500 is up 34.