Wall St. Ends Up On Short Day, Payrolls Eyed

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Stocks ended slightly higher in a volatile half-day session on Wednesday as traders squared positions before the holiday and Friday's job market data.

Wall St. Ends Up On Short Day, Payrolls Eyed

Stocks ended slightly higher in a volatile half-day session on Wednesday as traders squared positions before the holiday and Friday's job market data.

The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI rose 56.14 points or 0.38 percent, to end unofficially at 14,988.55. The S&P 500 .SPX gained 1.33 points or 0.08 percent, to finish unofficially at 1,615.41. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 10.27 points or 0.30 percent, to close unofficially at 3,443.67.

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