U.S. Stocks Rise as Crude Rebound Spurs Rally in Energy Shares

  • AIG’s best gain since 2011 sparks rally among insurers, banks
  • WTI crude jumps 3.3 percent as gasoline stockpiles fall

U.S. stocks advanced, with the S&P 500 Index halting a two-day decline, as crude oil’s biggest gain in three weeks spurred a rally in energy producers while corporate earnings helped boost financial companies.

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