U.S. Stocks Finish Higher As Oil Futures Rebound

By Joseph Adinolfi Markets MarketWatch Pulse

U.S. stocks closed higher on Wednesday as oil futures recovered, providing some relief for battered energy shares. The S&P 500 finished 9.93 points, or 0.5%, higher at 1,989.20. The Dow industrials finished 35.85 points, or 0.2%, higher at 16,999.95, led higher by Chevron Corp. and Microsoft Corp. . The Nasdaq Composite gained 25.55 points, or 0.6%, to 4,674.38.

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