NEW YORK – Stocks are closing higher on the first day of May, erasing much of a loss from the day before.
Expedia jumped 8 percent Friday after the online travel company reported sales that beat analysts' estimates. LinkedIn plunged 19 percent after releasing a disappointing forecast.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 183 points, or 1 percent, to 18,024. It fell 195 points the day before.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 22 points, or 1.1 percent, to 2,108. The Nasdaq composite rose 63 points, or 1.3 percent, to 5,005.
Most Asian and European markets were closed for a holiday.
Oil slipped 48 cents, or 0.8 percent, to $59.15 a barrel. It soared 20 percent in April.
Bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.11 percent.