In Wednesday trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 48 points, or 0.3 percent, to 14,825.

The Nasdaq rose 15 points, or 0.4 percent, to 3,593.

The S&P 500 climbed 4 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,635.

The LABJ Stock Index was up 1 point to 163.