Stocks ended higher for a second straight session Wednesday, extending a rebound from a three-day losing streak triggered by worries over the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 261 points, or 0.7%, to end near 35,754, while the S&P 500 finished around 47 points higher, up 1%, near 4,697. The Nasdaq Composite rose around 181 points, or 1.2%, closing near 15,522.
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