US STOCKS-Wall St rallies as Chinese stocks recover
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* Indexes up: Dow 0.87 pct, S&P 0.83 pct, Nasdaq 0.99 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)
By Tanya Agrawal
July 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday as trading returned to normal at the New York Stock Exchange and Beijing's efforts to halt a rout in Chinese stocks lifted markets around the world.
U.S. stocks had fallen sharply on Wednesday as market turmoil in China, a rout in commodity prices, the Greek crisis and a major outage on the New York Stock Exchange spooked investors.
While the NYSE resumed operations late in the trading day on Wednesday, all eyes were on the exchange to see if its systems would withstand heavy opening trade volumes.
"NYSE open for trading, business as usual," the exchange tweeted shortly after the opening bell. NYSE accounted for about 13.4 percent of U.S. stocks last month. Continuación...