Dow Rebounds, Ends Day Up 115

S&P 500, Nasdaq also up
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 21, 2016 3:23 PM CST
Trader John Santiago works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – US stocks are closing higher, led by a rebound in oil and gas companies as energy prices recovered from a steep drop the day before. Many of the top gainers in the Standard & Poor's 500 index Thursday were energy companies. Consol Energy and Southwestern Energy each soared 19%. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 115 points, or 0.7%, to 15,882. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5%, to 1,868. The Nasdaq composite inched up less than a point to 4,472.

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