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Stocks rally on Wall Street as oil prices keep falling


March 16, 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies led stocks broadly higher on Wall Street Tuesday, as oil prices slid sharply for the second day and inflation worries ebbed. The market rally came a day ahead of the Federal Reserve's highly anticipated interest rate policy update.

The S&P 500 rose 2.1%, ending a three-day losing streak, after a report showed inflation's rapid acceleration paused at the wholesale level last month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.8% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite rose 2.9%.

The wilder action was in oil and Asian stock markets, where tightened anti-COVID mea...

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