NEW YORK - The Dow Jones industrial average had its biggest surge in three years Thursday, its second straight triple-digit gain following the Federal Reserve's reassurance that it was in no hurry to raise interest rates.
U.S. stocks skyrocketed Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing more than 400 points, in what was the Dow's best one-day point gain since Nov. 30, 2011, and the best one-day gain for the S&P 500 of 2014.
Stocks closed sharply lower on Wednesday as another plunge in the price of oil dragged down the energy sector. Exxon Mobil and Chevron were among the biggest decliners in the Dow Jones industrial average. On Wednesday: The Dow Jones industrial ...
A gallon of regular unleaded gas was advertised at $1.99 at Fuel City in Dallas, Texas on Friday. Over the last few months, Texas motorists have enjoyed steep drops in gasoline prices since world oil prices began their dramatic plunge.