Dow Rises 51 on 3M News
Street swings back from losses
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2009 3:07 PM CST
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, April 8, 2009.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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(Newser) – Stocks posted solid gains today, swinging back from earlier losses as worries over sovereign credit faded and 3M gave the Dow a boost after being upgraded to "buy" by Citigroup, the Wall Street Journal reports.

  • The Dow gained 51 points to close at 10,337.
  • The Nasdaq added 11 points, settling at 2,184.
  • The S&P 500 rose 4 points, closing at 1,096.