The major U.S. indices were holding on to their early gains Wednesday afternoon, one session after markets reversed from the gains that sent them into record territory. 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was leading the way higher, rising 0.72%, or 186 points, to 25,978, just shy of the coveted 26,000 point threshold. The Nasdaq was rising 0.52%, or 38 points, to 7,261 points and the S&P 500 gained 0.54%, or 15 points, to 2,791. 

Here are the stories making noise on Wall Street today. 

Washington State May Be Going Too Green

An oversupply of cannabis has depressed prices in the Evergreen State. Too much of a good thing?

GE Is Looking to Bottom Out

General Electric Co. (GE) - Get Report CEO John Flannery is hoping his stock can find a bottom for a rebound. 

Tax Loss Is Cherry on the Cake During a Bad Year for Goldman Sachs' Bond Traders

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) - Get Report has struggled with its bond-trading desk all year, and now it's taking a $4.4 billion tax write-down

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