Stocks Rise Despite Interest-Rate Worries

The latest Fed minutes revealed uncertainty over monetary policy. Meanwhile, crude futures tumbled near $71 on Iran news

Stocks ended a miserable May with gains Wednesday, finishing higher despite a jump in bond yields after the minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting shed little light on the direction of interest rates. Uncertainty over the Fed's plans helped spark recent declines, but bulls showed strong conviction this session, says Standard & Poor's Equity Research.

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