US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Dow up 1 pct as blue chips lead Wall St's rebound

NEW YORK Wed Dec 5, 2012 12:45pm EST

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NEW YORK Dec 5 (Reuters) - U.S stocks mostly climbed in a choppy session on Wednesday, with the Dow industrials up 1 percent, led by gains in Caterpillar and The Travelers, while weakness in the technology sector was muted by strength in financials.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 130.72 points, or 1.01 percent, to 13,082.50. The S&P 500 gained 8.05 points, or 0.57 percent, to 1,415.10. But the Nasdaq Composite dropped 6.03 points, or 0.20 percent, to 2,990.66.

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