Stocks end mixed after an up-and-down day

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NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks are closing mixed as the market stabilises a day after a big drop.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 47 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,049 Tuesday. It plunged 312 points the day before.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out a gain of two points, just 0.1 percent, to close at 1,884. The Nasdaq composite dropped 26 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,517.

Other market barometers were also mixed. More stocks fell than rose on the New York Stock Exchange.

Health care stocks rose 1 percent, bouncing back from a plunge a day earlier. Energy stocks followed the price of oil higher.

Bond prices rose. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.07 percent.

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