Specialist John Parisi watches the numbers near the close of trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. U.S. stocks staged a furious late-afternoon rally Thursday, closing with gains after erasing a 600-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

More volatility: US stocks extend gains after early wobble

U.S. stocks rebounded after an early wobble Friday afternoon, building on gains from a two-day winning streak in a week of volatile trading. Gains in health care stocks and banks outweighed losses in energy companies, which fell despite a gain in the price of oil.

KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index rose 14 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,503 as of 2:20 p.m. Eastern Time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 106 points, or 0.5 percent, to 23,245. The Nasdaq added 53 points, or 0.8 percent, to 6,632. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks rose 8 points, or 0.7 percent, 1,340.

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