Dow Up 61 After Shaky Day

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2009 3:10 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Markets ended higher today after a dismal start, buoyed by an ascendant energy sector, the Wall Street Journal reports. The seesaw comes as no surprise to one strategist: “This market is highly vulnerable to get pushed around right now. That’s a factor of light volume.” The Dow, once down 50, finished up 61.22 at 9,279.16. The S&P 500 rose 6.79 to 996.46. And the Nasdaq tacked on 13.32, to 1,969.24.