In currency trading, the euro rose to $1.2986 from $1.2977 late Wednesday in New York. The dollar slipped to 78.05 yen from 78.07 yen.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average ends an eight-session losing streak with a triple-digit gain, clawing back from some of the heavy losses seen over the past week.
Stocks add to session highs on Tuesday as gains in the financials and energy sectors boost markets.
Stocks break higher by late morning Tuesday after struggling for direction for much of the earlier session.
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