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Market Pulls Off Solid Session on Big Volume


Dow Jones Industrial Average

outperformed the rest of the stock market, reversing big losses suffered early on.

The Dow ended up 152.17, or 2%, to 7784.69. The

S&P 500

was up 16.21, or 1.6%, to 1002.60. The

Nasdaq Composite Index

rose 2.65, or 0.2%, to 1614.98, while the small-cap

Russell 2000

dropped 0.33, or 0.1%, to 349.71.

Meanwhile, the 30-year Treasury bond was recently up 20/32 to 110 9/32, yielding 4.85%.

The Dow traded in a wide range today. This morning it hit a low of 7530.31 and this afternoon it surged as high as 7818.16.

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For the market's turnaround, market participants cited in part soothing comments from

President Clinton

and technical factors.

Lurking in the background, however, were pessimism over the global economy, worries over the future of the U.S. economy and concern about corporate profits.

On the

New York Stock Exchange

, 1,738 advancers led 1,286 decliners on 902.9 million shares.

Nasdaq Stock Market

losers beat winners 2,136 to 1,926 on 873.8 million shares.

On the NYSE, 259 issues hit new 52-week lows while 87 hit new highs. On the Nasdaq, 358 issues were at new lows while new highs totaled 10.

Market data above are preliminary. Updated numbers and analysis will follow in the Market Roundup