Wall St. rises but pares gains as Middle East concerns persist

 Wall St. rises but pares gains as Middle East concerns persist

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended higher on Wednesday after comments by President Donald Trump eased fears of an all-out conflict in the Middle East, but the market sharply pared gains late in the session following reports of blasts in Baghdad.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> rose 161.79 points, or 0.57%, to 28,745.47, the S&P 500 <.SPX> gained 15.88 points, or 0.49%, to 3,253.06 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> added 60.66 points, or 0.67%, to 9,129.24.

(Reporting by Caroline Valetkevitch)

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Updated Date: Jan 09, 2020 03:07:55 IST