Stocks finished mostly higher today, even as investors juggled several concerns, ranging from interest-raising recession fears, high inflation, mixed corporate earnings, and worries about China’s unyielding COVID outbreak. In New York, following an 800-point loss yesterday, the Dow Jones gained 61.75 to 33,301.93, the S&P 500 added 8.76 to 4,193.96 and the Nasdaq Composite eased lower by 1.81 to 12,488.93. Canada’s main stock index closed higher today following gains in the energy and materials sectors. The Toronto-based S&P/TSX closed up 53.42 points to 20,744.23.

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