US stocks jump as investors reassess trade war risk, Dow +1.0%

New York (AFP) – Wall Street stocks finished solidly higher Wednesday after a rocky start as investors shifted from fearing an imminent US-China trade war to resuming a wait-and-see approach.

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at 24,266.09, up 1.0 percent.

The broad-based S&P 500 gained 1.2 percent to 2,644.78, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 1.4 percent to 7,041.56.

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