NEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street showed signs of stabilizing in early trading Tuesday, a day after a reopening shockwave sent the Dow to its biggest one-day point drop.
The markets opened slightly higher and, after some see-sawing, were positive at midmorning.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up more than 24 points to 8,944.98, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq rose 18.49 to 1,598.04.
Trading Tuesday was lighter than the day before, in part because of the observance of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year.
On Monday, the first day of trading since the terrorist attacks, the Dow lost a record 684.81 points and fell below 9,000 for the first time in more than 2 1/2 years. The Nasdaq dropped more than 115 points, also a 7 percent loss.
Analysts expect the market to be weak and vulnerable throughout the week. Investors now have more to be nervous about -- namely, the prospect of war -- than the weak economy.
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.