US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends sharply higher after Fed comments
NEW YORK, March 18 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve suggested a less aggressive timeline for raising interest rates even as it opened the door for the first hike in almost a decade.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 222.14 points, or 1.24 percent, to 18,071.22, the S&P 500 gained 24.96 points, or 1.2 percent, to 2,099.24 and the Nasdaq Composite added 45.39 points, or 0.92 percent, to 4,982.83. (Reporting by Ryan Vlastelica; Editing by Nick Zieminski)
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