Dow Opens Strong After Thursday's Plunge

Index was up more than 300 early
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 9, 2018 8:53 AM CST
Dow Surges 300 at Open
Trader Michael Milano, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Feb. 8.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks opened higher on Wall Street on Friday as the stock market looked to recover some of the massive losses it has suffered over the past week. The Dow Jones industrial average was up more than 300 points in early trading, a day after it suffered its second 1,000-point drop in a week, per the AP. Some of the market's biggest winners over the past year were leading the market higher. Amazon rose 2.2%. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 24 points, or 0.9%, to 2,604, shortly after the opening bell, and the Nasdaq rose 69 points, or 1%, to 6,847. (More stock market stories.)

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