CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Wall Street snaps up shares in late-day scramble

jueves 3 de marzo de 2016 20:56 GYT

(Corrects Dow closing points in paragraph 8)

* Weekly jobless claims rise but labor market stays strong

* February labor data due on Friday

* Herbalife falls after database snafu botches growth numbers

* Indexes end higher: Dow 0.26 pct, S&P 0.35 pct, Nasdaq 0.09 pct

By Noel Randewich

March 3 (Reuters) - Wall Street moved higher on Thursday, adding momentum to a recent recovery as the energy and financial sectors emerged into positive territory for the year.

The S&P 500's increase was the most recent in four weeks of mostly steady gains that have left the index down 2.5 percent in 2016 after the worst January since 2009.

It was the second straight day that stocks strengthened late in the session, a pattern that some investors view as sign of improving sentiment. The S&P has gained in five out of the last seven sessions.   Continuación...