US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St climbs as energy, materials rise
NEW YORK, March 17 (Reuters) - Wall St moved higher on Thursday to push the Dow into positive territory for the year, commodity prices rose on the back of a weaker dollar, boosting shares in the energy and materials sectors.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 155.73 points, or 0.9 percent, to 17,481.49, the S&P 500 gained 13.37 points, or 0.66 percent, to 2,040.59 and the Nasdaq Composite added 11.02 points, or 0.23 percent, to 4,774.99. (Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak; Editing by Nick Zieminski)
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