Stocks closed modestly higher on Wall Street, chipping away at the market’s losses for August.
Treasury yields fell Wednesday after some weaker-than expected readings on the U.S. economy and job market.
The S&P 500 rose 0.4%, its fourth gain in a row. It’s still down 1.6% for August, with one trading day left in the month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 37 points, or 0.1%, and the Nasdaq composite rose 0.5%.