US stocks close: Dow hits best 3-day gain since October 1931

U.S. stocks closed. The S & P 500 index closed up 154.50 points, or 6.24%, to 2,630.07 points, the best three-day gain since April 1933. The Nasdaq closed up 413.20 points, or 5.60%, to 7,977.54 points. ; The Dow Jones Index closed up 1351.60 points, or 6.38%, to 22552.17 points, the best three-day consecutive increase since October 1931.