U.S. Stocks Rise as Volatile Trading Persists

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U.S. stocks were higher Friday, putting major indexes on course to extend the whipsaw moves that have injected fresh volatility into markets this week.

The S&P 500 rose 0.7%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.3%, and the Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.4%. All three major indexes fell Thursday, closing at their lowest levels since 2020. Thursday’s decline reversed a rally in stocks Wednesday.