US stocks end higher despite Ukraine invasion, Dow +2.5%

Wall Street powered higher this afternoon as US traders snapped up equity bargains despite unease that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would drive commodity prices higher.

The benchmark Dow Jones Industrial Average finished 2.5 percent higher at 34,058.75. The broad-based S&P 500 rose 2.2% at 4,384.65.

The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index climbed 1.6% higher at 13,694.62.

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