By The Associated Press(equals)
The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 9.99 points to close at 13,333.35. The Standard & Poor's 500 index added an even 3 points to 1,436.56. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite index climbed 9.78 points to 3,114.31.
Benchmark oil fell 16 cents Wednesday to end at $97.01 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of oil, gained 56 cents to $115.33 per barrel in London.Heating oil rose 2.95 cents to finish at $3.2152 per gallon. Wholesale gasoline fell 4.19 cents to finish at $3.0016 per gallon. Natural gas rose 7.1 cents end at $3.063 per 1,000 cubic feet.