Markets Right Now: US stocks rise for the 3rd day in a row

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4 p.m.

Stocks marched higher on Wall Street for the third straight day, erasing most of the plunge they took at the start of the week on worries about the worsening trade fight between China and the U.S.

Technology stocks, banks and health care companies accounted for much of the market's broad gains. Microsoft rose 2.3%, JPMorgan Chase rose 1.3% and Merck rose 2%.

The steady gains mark a turnaround from Monday, when stocks took a nosedive after Beijing issued retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods.

The S&P 500 added 25 points, or 0.9%, to 2,876.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 214 points, or 0.8%, to 25,862. The Nasdaq gained 75 points, or 1%, to 7,898.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10 year Treasury rose to 2.39%

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11:45 a.m.

Stocks rose on Wall Street for the third day in a row, erasing the big plunge they took on Monday on worries about the worsening trade fight between China and the U.S.

Banks reversed course Thursday and helped lead the broad gains. Bank of America added 1.7% and Citigroup added 1.9%.

Technology stocks were also big gainers. Microsoft rose 2.6%.

The steady gains mark a turnaround from Monday, when stocks took a nosedive after Beijing issued retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods.

The S&P 500 added 37 points, or 1.3%, to 2,888.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 283 points, or 1.1%, to 25,931. The Nasdaq gained 114 points, or 1.5%, to 7,936.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10 year Treasury rose to 2.40%

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9:35 a.m.

Stocks are rising early on Wall Street, with investors buoyed by better than expected quarterly results from Walmart and Cisco Systems.

Walmart shares rose 3.2% Thursday while Cisco gained 4.1%. Both companies are included in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Chipmakers showed early weakness. Qualcomm dropped 3.6% while Qorvo slipped 6.1%. Applied Materials and Nvidia report earnings after the close.

The S&P 500 index added 15 points, or 0.6%, to 2,866.

The Dow rose 130 points, or 0.5%, to 25,781. The Nasdaq gained 40 points, or 0.5%, to 7,863.

Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10 year Treasury rose to 2.41%