How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Wednesday

Markets Associated Press

U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after Federal Reserve policymakers voted to keep interest rates unchanged and gave no indication that a rate rise was imminent. A modest rebound in Chinese stocks also helped push the stock market higher.

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For the day:

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 121.12 points, or 0.7 percent, to 17,751.39.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 15.32 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,108.57.

The Nasdaq composite rose 22.53 points, or 0.4 percent, to 5,111.73.

For the week:

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The Dow is up 182.86 points, or 1 percent.

The S&P 500 is up 28.92 points, or 1.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 23.10 points, or 0.5 percent.

For the year:

The Dow is down 71.68 points, or 0.4 percent.

The S&P 500 index is up 49.67 points, or 2.4 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 375.68 points, or 7.9 percent.