US STOCKS-Wall St surges over 1 pct, looks past Paris attacks

lunes 16 de noviembre de 2015 17:33 GYT

* Starwood falls after buyout offer from Marriott

* Airline, travel stocks slip after Paris attacks

* US oil prices rise after French air strikes in Syria

* Indexes close up: Dow 1.38 pct, S&P 1.49 pct, Nasdaq 1.15 pct (Updates to close)

By Noel Randewich

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Wall Street had its strongest session in three weeks on Monday, with sizeable gains in energy shares as investors bet Friday's deadly attacks in Paris would have little long-term impact on the U.S. economy and corporate earnings.

U.S. oil prices rose after French air strikes in Syria in reaction to multiple attacks in Paris on Friday that killed 129 people, with Islamic State claiming responsibility.

Exxon's shares jumped 3.58 percent and Chevron rallied 4.38 percent.

The three major U.S. stock indexes had opened with losses but soon turned around, with all closing more than 1 percent higher.   Continuación...