US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St closes higher, helped by M&A
March 9 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks bounced back on Monday, helped by a couple of billion-dollar deals, while Apple Inc shares ended slightly higher after the long-anticipated unveiling of its watch.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 136.53 points, or 0.76 percent, to 17,993.31, the S&P 500 gained 8.14 points, or 0.39 percent, to 2,079.4 and the Nasdaq Composite added 15.07 points, or 0.31 percent, to 4,942.44.
(Reporting By Sinead Carew; Editing by Nick Zieminski)
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