Stocks Start the Week Higher After Nearing Bear Market

U.S. stocks rose in Monday trading, led by the financial sector, as the S&P 500 pushed away from bear-market territory after flirting with such levels in a volatile trading session Friday.

The broad-market benchmark was recently up about 1.5%. At one point Friday, the S&P 500 slid so far it was on track to close at least 20% below its January peak—what would have been considered a bear market—before regaining ground. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.9%, while…

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