U.S. Stocks Close Higher As Oil Prices Surge

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U.S. stocks closed sharply higher Monday, with the Dow industrials gaining more than 200 points, as surging oil prices supported previously battered energy shares. The S&P 500 gained 27.71 points, or 1.4%, to 1,945.49. The Dow industrials rose 228.53 points, or 1.4%, to 16,620.52. The Nasdaq Composite finished 66.18 points, or 1.5%, higher at 4,570.61.

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