Stocks Try to Regain Footing

Stocks Try to Regain Footing

U.S. stocks gyrated in skittish trading, as the market tried to regain its footing after a week of renewed angst over the Federal Reserve’s eventual wind-down of stimulus efforts.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 21 points, or 0.1%, to 14780 in early-afternoon trading, after swinging between gains and losses earlier in the day. The previous two days, the benchmark tumbled 560 points, its biggest two-session slide since November 2011.

The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index added three points, or 0.2%, to 1591. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite slid 11 points, or 0.3%, to 3354 amid weakness in that sector.

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