- The Washington Times - Monday, April 13, 2009

Stocks erased big losses to end mostly higher Monday ahead of a flurry of earnings and economic reports that could determine whether the bets investors made in the past month on a stabilizing economy will pay off.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell 25.57, or 0.3 percent, to 8,057.81.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 2.17, or 0.3 percent, to 858.73.

The Nasdaq composite index rose 0.77, or 0.1 percent, to 1,653.31.

For the year:

The Dow is down 718.58, or 8.2 percent.

The S&P; is down 44.52, or 4.9 percent.

The Nasdaq is up 76.28, or 4.8 percent.

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