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US stocks climb in early trading, led by energy companies

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 137 points, or 0.8 percent, to 16,925 as of 9:50 a.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 15 points, or 0.8 percent, to 1,995 and the Nasdaq composite rose 33 points, or 0.7 percent, to 4,781. The Dow has risen for the past three days, while the S&P 500 for five days out of the past six.

Stock market shakes of an early stumble, ends higher

Chevron jumped 4 percent, the most in the Dow Jones industrial average. Exxon Mobil also gained 3 percent.

Energy stocks climbed as the price of oil turned higher, shaking off a two-day slump. U.S. crude gained 2 percent.

Banks and other financial stocks were the only sector to fall.

The Dow gained 200 points, or 1.2 percent, to 16,472. It was down as much as 258 earlier.

Energy stocks rise sharply as price of oil spikes

The price of oil jumped almost 6 percent Wednesday following a drop in crude inventories last week that was much steeper than analysts were expecting.

Chevron and Exxon Mobil were among the biggest gainers in the Dow Jones industrial average.

Anheuser-Busch InBev jumped 7 percent after the company made a takeover approach to SABMiller, the owner of Miller and Peroni. Other beer makers also rose.

Energy stocks lead an early decline as oil price slumps

U.S. crude sank 3 percent in early trading in New York Friday after the International Energy Agency forecast that oil supplies from non-OPEC countries are expected to plunge next year.

Drilling and other energy companies were among the biggest decliners in early trading. Rig operator Transocean fell 3.4 percent.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 68 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,264 in early trading.

US stocks extend recovery after Chinese market surges

However, the major stock indexes gave up a large part of their early gains with less than an hour to go of regular trading, reminding investors that the markets remain volatile.

US stocks jump as oil's bounce boosts energy stocks

Energy stocks jumped, following the price of oil higher. Crude rebounded after dropping to its lowest level of the year in early trading. Industrial stocks also climbed sharply after Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy Precision Castparts, a maker of industrial components, for $32 billion.