US STOCKS-Wall Street up as investors seek bargains

jueves 10 de diciembre de 2015 12:22 GYT

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* Indexes up: Dow 0.69 pct, S&P 0.58 pct, Nasdaq 0.55 pct (Adds details, changes quote, updates prices)

By Tanya Agrawal

Dec 10 (Reuters) - Wall Street was higher on Thursday, after three straight days of losses, as investors scoured for bargains ahead of a widely expected U.S. interest rate hike next week.

Markets have had a bruising week so far as equities tracked oil prices. Brent futures are down more than 11 percent this month and, having dipped below $40 per barrel, there are renewed expectations it might test 2008's low.

"The market is on a pause mode till we get some direction from the Fed," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst, Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh.   Continuación...