Updated from 4:15 p.m. EDTTech stocks led a broad-based comeback Monday in New York, as gains in Yahoo! ( YHOO) and Apple ( AAPL) helped the market stabilize after the shellacking last time out. The Nasdaq Composite reversed an early downturn and rose 28.77 points, or 1.06%, to 2753.93. Yahoo! rose 2.8% after the European Commission set a Nov. 13 deadline to examine antitrust concerns that stem from Google's ( GOOG) $3.1 billion bid for the Internet ad tracker DoubleClick. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 115 points early in the session before rebounding. The blue-chip index closed up 44.95 points, or 0.33%, to 13,566.97. Merck ( MRK) and Disney ( DIS) were the best performers, rising 2.9% and 2.6% respectively. The S&P 500 also overcame early losses and advanced 5.70 points, or 0.38%, to 1506.33. "It was a bit of a rocky ride today, but the decent finish gives us a better feel for the overall market," said Robert Pavlik, chief investment officer with Oaktree Asset Management. "Investors used some of the weakness as a buying opportunity. There were some pockets of strength that helped stabilize the market. "We're not completely out of the woods yet, though," he added. "Stock prices are still readjusting for slower growth." Breadth was slightly positive to start the week. On the New York Stock Exchange 3.35 billion shares changed hands, as advancers topped decliners by a 9-to-7 margin. Volume on the Nasdaq reached 1.96 billion shares, with winners outpacing losers nearly 3 to 2.