Dow Ends Day Up 82
S&P 500, Nasdaq also close slightly higher
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 10, 2015 3:14 PM CST
FILE - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets are mostly weaker on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, after consecutive losses on Wall Street and as New Zealand's...   (Mark Lennihan)
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(Newser) – US stocks are closing modestly higher as a rebound in the energy sector helped break a three-day losing streak for the market. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 82 points, or 0.5%, to 17,574 Thursday. The S&P 500 index rose four points, or 0.2%, to 2,052. The Nasdaq composite increased 22 points, or 0.4%, to 5,045.

Oil and gas companies rose far more than the rest of the market Thursday. Natural gas and coal producer Consol Energy jumped 10%. It's still the biggest loser in the Standard & Poor's 500 index this year, however, down 78%. Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.24%.