U.S. stocks were up more than 1 percent on Wednesday afternoon supported by U.S. data and technology stocks led a rebound from Tuesday's steep losses.
A look at the Westbury LIRR station on Wednesday morning, Sept. 2, 2015. The Long Island Rail Road suspended service into and out of Penn Station during Wednesday morning's rush hour because of signal trouble east of the East River tunnels.
U.S. productivity in the spring rose at the fastest pace since late 2013, while labor costs declined. Worker productivity increased at an annual rate of 3.3 percent in the April-June quarter, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.
Private-sector payrolls in August expanded at a more modest-than-expected clip, according to an employment survey released Wednesday.
Few would have thought a year ago the Australian dollar, which was barely 5 cents from parity with the greenback, would be trading at US70� but on Wednesday it plunged lower to reach a six-year low.