Agence France-PresseApril 16, 2014 17:05
US stocks rallied for a third straight day on Wednesday, lifted by some positive economic and corporate earnings news, with Yahoo surging six percent as it beat Wall Street forecasts.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 162.29 points (1.00 percent) at 16,424.85.
The broad-based S&P 500 surged 19.33 (1.05 percent) to 1,862.31, while the Nasdaq Composite outperformed, adding 52.06 (1.29 percent) at 4,086.23.
"People are feeling a little bit more comfortable taking a little more risk today," said Michael James of Wedbush Securities.