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Stocks end another whipsaw day solidly higher, led by energy

 


NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing solidly higher after another whipsaw day, giving the market its first gain in three days. Major U.S. indexes rose more than 2% Thursday. Energy stocks led the way higher as the price of crude oil jumped 25%, bouncing further off an 18-year low, after President Donald Trump said he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia to dial down their price war. The rebound in oil, which was welcome news to a struggling U.S. energy sector, offset another dire report on the jobs market. Millions more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week as businesses shut down...



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