Stocks mostly rose on Wednesday as investors continued to bet that a U.S.-Syria military conflict may not happen. The Standard & Poor's 500 index posted its seventh gain in a row after starting the day with a loss. The Nasdaq composite posted a small loss. Both indexes were held back by a decline in shares of Apple and other tech companies.
Eight out of 10 industry groups in the S&P 500 rose.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 135.54 points, or 0.9 percent, to close at 15,326.60.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 5.1 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,689.13.
The Nasdaq composite fell 4.01 points, or 0.1 percent, to 3,725.01.
For the week:
The Dow is up 404.10 points, or 2.7 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 33.96 points, or 2.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 65 points, or 1.8 percent.
For the year so far:
The Dow is up 2,222.46 points, or 17 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 262.94 points, or 18.4 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 705.50 points, or 23.4 percent.