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Traders Gregory Grassi (left) and Peter Tuchman confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose nearly 250 points, its biggest gain since Sept. 1.

ASSOCIATED PRESS Traders Gregory Grassi (left) and Peter Tuchman confer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average rose nearly 250 points, its biggest gain since Sept. 1.