U.S. Stocks Rally as Consumer Shares Offset Oil, China Selloffs

  • Alcoa climbs after-hours as traders shift focus to earnings
  • Crude drives commodities rout as South african rand tumbles

Will the Oil Price Collapse Mute Earnings Gains?

U.S stocks rose in the last 30 minutes of trading, bringing to an end a volatile session as gains in consumer and technology shares overshadowed lingering concern over China that continued to fuel a rout in commodities. Treasuries retreated.

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