Stocks Gain on Strength in Commodities

Major indexes see-sawed in choppy trading Wednesday as Wall Street kept a watchful eye on the auto-sector bailout talks

U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday, led by gains in commodities-related issues as crude oil and gold futures rallied. Market observers cited by S&P MarketScope said a number of investors shifted funds out of financials and into energy and materials stocks. This rotation came as investors weighed various sectors' near-term prospects for gains against the uncertain economic outlook.

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