U.S. stocks broke two days of losses on Wednesday as a jump in Apple shares helped push indexes higher. Apple rose 3.1 percent, its biggest gain since April, a day after announcing updated versions of the iPhone, a new smartwatch and a mobile payment system.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 54.84 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,068.71.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 7.25 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,995.69.
The Nasdaq composite gained 34.24 points, or 0.8 percent, to 4,586.52.
For the week:
The Dow is down 68.65 points, or 0.4 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 12.02 points, or 0.6 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 3.62 points, or 0.1 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 492.05 points, or 3 percent.
The S&P 500 index is up 147.37 points, or 8 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 409.93 points, or 9.8 percent.