How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

The roller-coaster ride on Wall Street resumed on Wednesday as stocks plunged at the start of the first trading day of the new year, then slowly recovered and finished a little higher.

On Wednesday:

The S&P 500 index added 3.18 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,510.03.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 18.78 points, or 0.1 percent, to 23,346.24.

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The Nasdaq composite jumped 30.66 points, or 0.5 percent, to 6,665.94.

The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks climbed 7.35 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,355.90.

For the week:

The S&P 500 is up 24.29 points, or 1 percent.

The Dow is up 283.84 points, or 1.2 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 81.42 points or 1.2 percent.

The Russell 200 is up 17.98 points, or 1.3 percent.

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