Stocks surge at the open: Dow up more than 300 points

September 8, 2015 1:48 PM

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Stocks surge at the open: Dow up more than 300 points

Stocks surged at the open Tuesday as traders returned from the 3-day holiday weekend and sent the Dow up more than 300 points.

The gains come after last week's volatile downturn that saw all the major indexes drop more than 3%, capped off by the Dow's 272-point drop on Friday after a mixed jobs data report did little to clarify what the Federal Reserve will do on interest rates at its September meeting.

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