US STOCKS-Wall St cuts some Brexit losses as jitters ease

miércoles 29 de junio de 2016 12:57 GYT

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* Indexes up: Dow 1.31 pct, S&P 1.48 pct, Nasdaq 1.72 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

June 29 (Reuters) - Wall Street was sharply higher on Wednesday, with the three major indexes recovering about half the losses suffered in the aftermath of Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union.

Investors looked for bargains among beaten-down stocks, pushing up markets for the second day after the "Brexit" verdict wiped out about $3 trillion globally in a two-day selloff.

Oil prices jumped after the U.S. government reported a larger-than-expected weekly drawdown in crude inventories.

Chevron's shares were up 2.8 percent, providing the biggest boost to the Dow. Exxon was up 1.8 percent.   Continuación...