Dow Ends Day Up 310

Stocks finish out a rocky quarter
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 29, 2018 3:19 PM CDT
In this March 5, 2018, file photo specialists Robert Tuccillo, center, and Matthew Greiner work at a post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Stocks are closing out a volatile quarter with another surge in technology companies, which have been on a roller-coaster ride this week, the AP reports. The gains Thursday weren't enough to erase the market's first quarterly loss since 2015. After years of slow-and-steady growth, the market plunged in early February, marking its first 10% drop in two years. Facebook jumped 4%, clawing back some of the ground it's lost recently amid a widening privacy scandal. Banks and retailers also rose. The S&P 500 rose 36 points, or 1.4%, to 2,641. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 310 points, or 1.3%, to 24,158. The Nasdaq composite gained 114 points, or 1.6%, to 7,063. (Read more stock market stories.)

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